No, Thank You. We’ll Drive. One Airline Just Found a RAT on Its Plane, and the Internet Is Terrified

To put it lightly, air travel has been a mess recently.

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Southwest announced its new airplane design, and the Internet proceeded to tear it to shreds; a DOOR flew off a plane during an Alaska Airlines flight, and…guess what? THERE’S MORE NOW.

According to The Independent, a SriLankan Airlines plane was grounded in Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo recently after a rat was spotted onboard the plane mid-flight.

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The plane was traveling from Lahore, Pakistan, to the Sri Lankan capital, and this stowaway rodent reportedly caused a multi-day inspection that resulted in flight delays as officials searched for damage.

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So, a rat on board is gross, yes, but why is it such a huge deal? Well, rats are small and can squeeze into small spaces…where wires are located…wires that make the plane work. So yes, finding a rat on a plane is a massive issue and meant the plane was sprayed with a chemical to kill the rat, and then grounded for one day to follow international standards, per The Independent.

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The airline released a statement apologizing to its customers. As you can probably expect, the internet had a LOT to say about the incident. New fear unlocked, anyone?

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