08 Sep '11, 1am
Nepal Airlines flight to Hong Kong gets grounded for nearly a day after mouse sneaks on board
HONG KONG (AFP) - A Nepal Airlines Boeing 757 was grounded at Hong Kong's airport after a mouse sneaked into the cockpit, the airline said on Wednesday. The Kathmandu-bound flight, due to take off Tuesday evening, had to be cancelled after a mouse was reportedly spotted by pilots before departure, holding up the 84 passengers waiting to board the flight. By Wednesday afternoon, the creature was still on the loose aboard the aircraft. 'Oh yes, a mouse - they found in the cockpit,' Ms Sita Gurung, the general manager of the Nepal's flag carrier at its Hong Kong office told AFP.