INDIA: An Air India flight was forced to turn around after a bat was found in business class.
A bat with discerning taste hitched a ride on an Air India flight May 27 and terrorized passengers, forcing the plane to return to the airport.
About half an hour after takeoff, the bat appeared, prompting the Newark-bound flight to turn around and head back to New Delhi, its city of origin.
By the time the plane landed and wildlife experts were called to assist in the capture and removal of the bat, it had disappeared.
Eventually, the bat was found, dead, inside one of the overhead bins in business class. Its remains were removed, and the inside of the plane was thoroughly fumigated.