Thursday, March 09, 2017

Barn owl found hidden in aircraft’s landing gear

Mumbai: A barn owl was found hiding in the landing gear assembly of a United Airlines aircraft on Wednesday night. Unlike the other passengers on board the aircraft, this particular passenger had no travel documents, which was probably why it flew away soon after it was detected.
"The native owl flew into the landing gear while UA49 BOM-EWR (Mumbai-Newark) was parked at the gate. It was safely removed by our maintenance team and the aircraft departed four minutes early," said a spokesperson of United Airlines.
Based on the photograph, a wildlife expert identified the intruder as a barn owl. Barn owls are the most widely distributed species of owl and are found in Eurasia, Africa, America and Australia.
09/03/17 Times of India