January 18, 2007

Rats Cause Havoc on Saudi Airlines Flight

TABUK, 15 December 2006 —

Passengers of a Tabuk bound evening flight of Saudi Airlines 1563 were
frightened by countless rats scurrying on the floor of the aircraft on
Wednesday while they were cruising at a height of 25,000 feet. The
flight captain immediately informed ground crews at Tabuk airport of the
rodent infestation. On landing at the airport, officials discovered that
the rats were the possessions of a particular passenger who had kept 80
of them in a leather bag. He did not know how they managed to escape
from the bag. The passenger was handed over to security authorities to
continue investigations.