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Kitten Survives Flight in Wheel Well

A kitten hiding in the front wheel well of an Airbus flew from Athens to Zurich on Friday. The ground crew in Greece had spotted the kitten and searched for it, delaying the plane for two hours. But when a search of the plane's wheel wells turned up no kitten, the plane was cleared for takeoff. Upon landing, the kitten was finally found in the undercarriage. The kitten's survival was amazing as temperatures at flying altitude can reach 50 below zero, and there isn't much oxygen.  

Blick said an animal rescue service had taken charge of the cat, which had not had to be taken into quarantine.

“It’s now being nursed back to health,” it quoted Zurich health service spokeswoman Franziska Egli as saying.

The Blick newspaper said airline staff had taken the cat to their hearts, christening it Oscar Fox after the last two letters of the airbus’s identifier.

The airline sent the kitten off with a plush plane as a souvenir. Link -via Arbroath

(Image credit: Swiss International Airlines) 

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