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    Mouse in cockpit grounds plane, again (family?)

    A Nepal Airlines Boeing 757 was grounded at Hong Kong's airport after a mouse sneaked into the cockpit, the airline said yesterday.
    The Kathmandu-bound flight, due to take off Tuesday evening, had to be cancelled after a mouse was reportedly spotted by pilots before departure, holding up the 84 passengers waiting to board the flight.
    By Wednesday afternoon, the creature was still on the loose aboard the aircraft.


    The incident is the second embarrassment for the Nepali airline this week, after the same plane was reportedly grounded for over 11 hours at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday -- also due to a mouse.

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    The weirdest incidents of animal smuggling

    f getting a six-ounce perfume bottle through airport security seems impossible, imagine trying to bypass scanners with 18 monkeys strapped to your waist. In July 2010, one smuggler did just that, flying from Lima, Peru, to Mexico City, only to get busted after acting nervous during a random check, according to news reports.

    Slideshow: Weirdest animal-smuggling incidents

    If successful, he could have sold the monkeys for as much as $1,550 each (and turned a profit of more than $25,000), said the news reports. That’s because, for some people, it’s no longer enough to pick up an animal at the local pet shop. Exotic wildlife has become yet another status symbol — and one reason that illegal animal smuggling is on the rise, with one case weirder than the next.


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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44441370.../#.TmsgW-wyQ4I

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    Aeroflot looses dog

    Aeroflot has offered compensation to the owners of a prize winning Chihuahua that was lost from checked-in baggage on a Vladivostok-Moscow flight.

    “This is a typical situation, these kinds of events happen at every airline around the world,” RIA Novosti quoted a company press-release as saying on Friday. “While the baggage was being unloaded, the cage fell and because it was fragile broke open, the dog ran away and our personnel could not catch it.”

    The press statement said that the owner was not yet emotionally attached to the dog as she had only just acquired it. Press-reports have stated that the dog was a Russian dog-show champion. The airline recommends that passengers take all pet animals under 9kg as carry-on luggage. (ed, remark ?????)

    http://themoscownews.com/russia/20111014/189123305.html

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    Long-lost cat found at Kennedy Airport dies

    Jack, a Norwegian forest cat who turned up at Kennedy Airport two months after escaping from his carrier, has died.


    Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP3e10...639f4a7b3.html

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    Ducks enhance their navigation skills

    Ducks enhance their navigation skills

    http://www.avherald.com/h?article=44b6a0a5&opt=1

    A United Boeing 737-800, registration N37290 performing flight UA-1571 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was on final approach to O'Hare's runway 27L when the crew reported a flock of ducks was tracking localizer 27L outbound at 1200 feet MSL and added they were doing a dandy job on it too. Tower warned the next arrival about the ducks heading their way. All ducks and aircraft landed safely at their destinations.

    http://www.liveatc.net/forums/index.....0;attach=6649

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...145Z/KFLL/KORD

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    Quote Originally Posted by scanhorse View Post
    Right now i dont find old thread about " Pet Airways "
    but here is a new article

    Pet Airways Becomes The PAWS Pet Company, Significantly Broadening Its Markets Into Innovative Pet Services

    http://www.marketwire.com/press-rele...ws-1545882.htm

    Pet Airways continues to fly as PAWS Pet Company release results

    http://www.planetalkinglive.com/2011...lease-results/

    Pet-only airline a no-show in St. Louis

    Pet Airways has been dogged by delays and remains a St. Louis no-show nearly one year after announcing local plans for pet-friendly air service.
    The airline announced last April that its turboprop aircraft would start picking up Paw-sengers in a Lambert-St. Louis International Airport space that was to be outfitted to resemble a veterinarian’s office.
    But the St. Louis Airport Authority last fall canceled a three-year lease with Pet Airways for the 9,451-square-foot building space and 8,842 square feet of unenclosed space in Lambert’s Cargo City complex.

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    http://www.stltoday.com/business/loc...9bb30f31a.html
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    And now monkeys

    First snakes, now monkeys. An escaped monkey held up a flight at New York's JFK airport for nearly four hours Thursday. There was a lot of monkey business in the cargo hold of the Air China Boeing 747, and Port Authority emergency-services officers and an airport worker had to go looking for the little guy. They caught the animal before it managed to get out of the jet’s cargo hold. But he was only one of about 60 monkeys being shipped to China for medical research.
    Read it at New York Post



    http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/...n-a-plane.html

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    Patients 'lose out' as Air China stops flying lab monkeys to US

    PETA accused of putting animals before humans following campaign to ground primate flights
    LAST UPDATED AT 15:22 ON Thu 2 Aug 2012
    ANIMAL rights campaigners have described Air China's decision to stop transporting primates to research laboratories as a 'victory' – but medical patients have been warned they are in a "lose-lose situation".

    Peta has been campaigning for the airline to stop flying the animals from China to the USA since last year.

    Around 24,000 Peta supporters have emailed the airline since 12 July and earlier this week the campaign group asked thousands of its Facebook and Twitter followers to phone Air China Cargo's main office to complain. Within 24 hours, Air China had written to Peta to confirm that it had "stopped conducting this business".

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    http://www.theweek.co.uk/health-scie...ab-monkeys-us?

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    Swarm of thousands of bees delay Pittsburgh flight

    Imperial, Pa.— A beekeeper says he had to be called into gather up a swarm of thousands of bees that delayed a Delta Air Lines flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to New York.

    Master beekeeper Stephen Repasky tells KDKA-TV he was called out on Wednesday when the bees gathered on the wing of the plan as crews were getting ready to fuel the plane.

    Repasky says such swarms form when colonies become too large and the queen leaves half of her bees behind to find a new home. Some swarms can contain 25,000 to 30,000 bees.

    Repasky says it's likely there's a wild honeybee colony at the airport somewhere.

    The beekeeper was called to remove the insects because they're a protected species that cannot legally be killed.

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...tsburgh-flight

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/...ional-airport/

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/search/?q=bees

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    Swedish Aerial Novices , Drop Teddy Bears

    Swedish Aerial Novices Penetrate Belarus, Drop Teddy Bears

    A Swedish advertising agency that freely admits charging ridiculously high amounts for its advertising, spent some of that money on an escapade over Belarus.

    Flying a single engine plane on July 4, two members of the company who had learned to fly exclusively for that purpose, ventured into Belarussian airspace to parachute hundreds of teddy bears. The idea of bombarding with the teddy bears was received from dissidents in Belarus, who had stationed teddy bears carrying protest signs instead of humans who would face arrest under the dictatorship of Alexander Lukashenko.

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    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...?#.UB4FvfbN-V9

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