The mouse was
spotted scurrying under a door aboard British Airways Flight 285
at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday as passengers were
buckled in for departure, a passenger told San Francisco
television station KGO.
This forced them to switch aircraft and endure a four-hour
delay, according to KGO.
Some passengers joked that the mouse lacked a visa to enter the
United States, according to passenger Annina Salven, who
laughingly told KGO it made sense to switch planes "because I
really wouldn't want to eat food on a plane that had a mouse."
Rodents have been known to chew through the wiring on aircraft,
with potentially dangerous results.
British Airways in a statement confirmed the disruption of its
Flight 285 from London's Heathrow Airport to San Francisco,
saying "on this occasion there was one very small customer who
we had to send back to the gate."
(Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Patrick Enright and
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