An airliner flying from Sudan to Doha, the capital of Qatar, was forced to return to the airport because of the unexpected appearance of an aggressive cat in the cockpit. This was reported Sunday, February 28, by the Sudanese newspaper As-Sudani.
It is noted that the pilots discovered the animal in the cockpit half an hour after takeoff from the airport in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.
According to a source of publication among the crew, the cat interfered with the control of the aircraft and tried to attack the captain, and therefore the latter decided to return to the airport of departure.
It is assumed that the cat got on the plane the night before departure during the cleaning or technical inspection.
Earlier, on February 13, it was reported that the cat, which had been left on the plane at Tel Aviv airport, had been living in the cockpit for two weeks and had damaged the upholstery.