Mouse grounds Nepalese flight

Sept. 5, 2011 at 12:29 PM

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Nepal Airlines Corp. said its sole passenger plane canceled a flight from Kathmandu to Bangkok when a mouse was spotted aboard the Boeing 757.

NAC officials said the mouse was seen inside the plane Monday at Tribhuvan International Airport, leading staff members to cancel the 9 a.m. flight, which had more than 100 passengers waiting to board, due to their inability to capture the rodent, Nepalnews.com reported Monday.

Airline employees said they have placed traps all over the plane in the hopes of ensnaring the rodent, which they said is a safety concerns because mice can chew through important cables.

A similar episode happened in Sweden last month with a mouse sighting grounding an SAS Airbus flight, delaying the travel of 250 passengers for several hours.

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