Stowaway bird causes chaos in business class during 14 hour flight to London

Stowaway bird causes chaos in business class during 14 hour flight to London

A stowaway bird caused chaos in business class on a 14 hour flight as officials remain puzzled about how it came to be on board.

The mynah bird popped up in the cabin 12 hours into the Singapore Airlines flight last Monday.

The bird, which is part of the starling family and native to southern Asia, is currently in quarantine in the UK after being caught by air stewards on the plane.

A video posted on Facebook shows failed attempts to catch the animal, which seems to have made itself comfortable on the back of a seat.

It is seen perching quite happily, looking left and right to greet other passengers.

Some appeared oblivious, and the nearest person to the mynah was seen wearing earphones and seemingly not noticing the attempts to catch the bird behind him.

Singapore Airlines confirmed the bird was eventually captured and handed in to quarantine at Heathrow Airport.

“It was subsequently caught by cabin crew with the assistance of some of the passengers,” a spokesman told the Strait Times newspaper.

Although there is no further information as to how the bird appeared on the plane, it is thought by passengers that it entered the plane while it was landed and hid in a dark area to rest.

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