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The Weirdest Pets That Have Flown on an Airplane
A smuggler got a crocodile on a plane traveling in the Congo. Unfortunately, the reptile crawled out of its bag shortly before the plane was due to land, causing a huge panic. The crew and passengers ran to the front of the aircraft. The pilot lost control, possibly due to the weight shift, resulting in a crash. Only one person of the 20 on board survived.
A woman arriving in Melbourne, Australia from Singapore had 51 live tropical fish in 15 bags of water hidden in a specially designed apron under her skirt. Security officers became suspicious of her when they heard strange noises coming from near her waist. In the U.S., live fish must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container, according to the TSA. An agent will visually inspect it at checkpoint.
Passengers on an Aeromexico plane saw a terrifying sight near the overhead bins –a hanging snake. Sometimes the carnivorous reptiles remain out of sight. Many people try to smuggle snakes into Hawaii, which is a Class C felony. They hide them in packages and in their luggage. Violators could be jailed for up to three years and fined up to $200,000.
A lot of people are asking if they can fly with tortoises and the answer varies with every airline. They have been frequent passengers, designated as support animals. An NBC investigative report shows that they have become too common – to the point that flight attendants fear the animals could be a safety hazard.
You are more likely to see a falcon on a plane if you’re flying Qatar Airways or another airline in the Gulf States. (These raptors are highly regarded there.) One occasion was filmed on a domestic flight from San Diego to Denver. He is a cadet in the Air Force Academy out of Colorado Springs and is in the falconer program.