A pilot of a Saudi cargo aircraft en route for Hong Kong canceled the flight after he was attacked by a cat hiding under his seat, a Saudi newspaper reported on Monday.
The captain of flight 982 from the Saudi capital Riyadh has just turned the plane’s engine on when the scared cat emerged out and jumped on him.
“The captain decided to cancel the flight until further notice after suffering from light injuries,” the London-based Arabic language daily Al Hayat said.
It said the cat had sneaked into the plane and hit under the pilot’s seat, adding that it apparently was scared when the engine was turned on.
“Staff members and security men later searched the plane but could not find the cat, which ran away after attacking the pilot.”
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