It was only half an hour after takeoff that it became clear that the cat had entered the aircraft cabin, Al-Sudani News reports. Once it was spotted, the beast immediately launched into the attack. The fight with the animal caused so much chaos that the pilot was forced to turn around and crash-land to Khartoum airport.
So far it is not yet clear how the cat managed to sneak into the aircraft of the airline Tarco Aviation. According to Fox News, there is a possibility that this happened the night before. It is suspected that the animal sneaked in when the plane was stationed at the airport for cleaning and maintenance to have a good night’s sleep. The suddenly unfamiliar environment he faced upon awakening is likely to have triggered his aggressive response. The airline itself has not yet responded to the incident, Fox News reports.
This is not the first time that an animal has caused a tumult in the airspace. Last year, two pigeons boarded a GoAir flight. The two eventually caused a half-hour delay.