Escape Attempt from CO plane delays flight

 
Old Dec 24, 09, 4:00 am
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Escape Attempt from CO plane delays flight

Escaped otters delay Ohio-bound flight in Houston



COLUMBUS, Ohio Passengers on a Continental Airlines flight couldn't believe it when they saw an otter scurry from the plane's cargo hold and onto the tarmac at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport. The daring escape by a pair of otters delayed the Ohio-bound flight for about an hour Tuesday night.

One passenger said that most on board thought the delay was a joke at first. But another said they watched one of the otters scurry across the tarmac.

Airport workers managed to catch the otters and return them to their cages and the flight took off for Columbus.
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Old Dec 24, 09, 4:27 am
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I call dibbs on the movie rights!

Samuel L Jackson: "Enough is enough! I have had it with these bleeping otters on this bleeping plane! Now where are my warm nuts?"
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Old Dec 24, 09, 5:50 am
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Someone should tell ALCO that 12B/C isn't so bad, there's no need to ride in the cargo hold. :-:
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Two? Was it ALCO and Tim Matheson?
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Did these otters have OnePass Status?????
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Originally Posted by Mackieman View Post
Someone should tell ALCO that 12B/C isn't so bad, there's no need to ride in the cargo hold. :-:
Hah, I was wondering if it was ALCO, too!
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Thumbs up

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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Does CO have an 'escaped otters' procedure and was it followed correctly?
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Originally Posted by Bonehead View Post
Kind of looks like this also.
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Originally Posted by trm2 View Post
Kind of looks like this also.
Classic!!!
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Originally Posted by COFlyerCLE View Post
Classic!!!
Looks like he just crawled out of the overhead bin after the mystery tour...
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Cool beaver

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Does CO have an 'escaped otters' procedure and was it followed correctly?
I think so. I lifted a page from the manual:
Upon beaver escape, club animal with nearest manual or mx tool. Throw implement at bever. Engine should not ingest beaver or tool. Chase with tug, crew van, hitchhiking taxiing aircraft. Avoid active runways, take-offs, landings. Megaphone beaver VDB offer. Check beaver OP status. Update ground, tower, dispatch, ACARS, cabin.
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Operation Mayhem = Success. :-:
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Escaping from the plane was a stupid and futile gesture by Otter.



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