Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This is the moment a flight taking off from Russia’s busiest airport is delayed because a pigeon is on-board the plane and causes chaos by flying through the cabin.
The bizarre incident took place on Aeroflot flight SU1730 from Sheremetyevo International Airport, serving the capital city of Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in central-eastern Russia’s Kamchatka Krai region on Saturday 9th November.
In the video, the airline crew can be seen trying to catch the bird as it flies through the cabin.
One member of the crew can be seen opening the cabin door as the bird flies through the plane.
Local media report the flight had to be delayed for more than 20 minutes as staff tried to catch the bird.
Reports state it is likely that the bird entered the cabin while the plane was undergoing mandatory cleaning maintenance in between flights.
Netizen ‘povelitel_mintaya’ said: “My dear people, I am pretty much sure that this pigeon has managed to lay its eggs in there in that time.”
And ‘Sidelets’ added: “Such a determined pigeon, I bet it was trying to migrate back to its family or bring them something from the capital city.”
Sheremetyevo International Airport is the busiest airport in Russia with over 45 million passengers in 2018.
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