Sunday 16 June, 2019

Critter gets loose on flight to Grand Cayman; 2 arrested

It wasn’t quite as scary as a scene from out of the Hollywood thriller Snakes on a Plane.

However, passengers on a commercial flight from Miami to Grand Cayman were sent into a frenzy when a small animal became loose in the cabin on the Wednesday evening flight.

Reports reaching Loop Cayman news are that a small exotic animal was travelling inside the coat pocket of one of the passengers on board Cayman Airways flight 107, when the critter became loose on board the cabin.

One passenger aboard revealed that critter, which is described as “squirrel-looking”, ran up a passengers pants which cause quite a scene in the cabin.

However, the critter which a woman identified as a Sugar Glider was recovered and a male arrested on arrival into Grand Cayman. 

Loop News reached out to Cayman Airways about the incident, however our calls went unanswered.

According to the airline’s policy on the Cayman Airways’ website, the carrier allows “domestic dogs, cats and household birds for carriage subject to the conditions”.

Two Caymanians, a woman and a man, were taken into custody by Customs officers at the Owen Roberts International Airport in connection with the incident.

One of the two arrested is said to be the son of a prominent Cayman Islands politician. 

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