04 Jan '12, 5am

'Flying shark' stuns New Zealand pilot - several thousand feet above the ground

(KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A remote-controlled, helium-filled shark toy stunned a pilot in New Zealand pilot flying at an altitude of several thousand feet above the ground, NZ Newswire reported. The passenger jet was descending about nine kilometres from the Christchurch International Airport on Dec 26 when the pilot encountered the 'rogue shark.' He radioed ground control. It was identified as a 1.44-metre-long Air Swimmer, a popular Christmas gift. Designed for indoor use, the US$99 (S$127) shark can be operated by remote control over a range of 15m. Air traffic was alerted to the shark but no one else reported seeing it, Airways spokesman Monica Davis was quoted as saying. Mr Glen Kenny, president of New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association, said the biggest risk the shark posed was startling the pilot. It would probably not stop a jet engine if it was sucked i...

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