British Airways flight from Heathrow to San Francisco delayed because of mouse on plane

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A British Airways flight from Heathrow to San Francisco was delayed for several hours after a mouse was spotted on the plane.

The 10.40am British Airways flight was waiting to take off when the crew announced the delay, much to the bemusement of the passengers.

A number of them took to social media to express their surprise.

Mark Watt wrote: “Just had my flight to SFO cancelled because of a mouse on board the plane.

“Could it not get a visa?? #britishairways.”

Another Twitter user said: “No f***** way, there’s a mouse on the plane so we all have to get off and catch a different flight.

“Gonna be 3 to 4 hours late.”

Another expressed his reaction in Haiku form, saying: “About to fly to SF, There is a mouse on the plane, We all must get off.”

He also added: “I’m going to sell this to the movies. It can be the slightly more pedestrian prequel to snakes on a plane.

“Maybe this is what lured them on?”

A woman, named only as Carly, who was on the flight, told the BBC the air crew announced that rules stipulate planes cannot take off with mice onboard.

She added there was “general disbelief” after the announcement and that while passengers were told another plane had been found, they would have to wait several hours before the aircraft could take off.

A British Airways spokeswoman told the Standard: “With service and prices this good, we know almost everyone wants to fly with us to San Francisco… but on this occasion there was one very small customer who we had to send back to the gate.

“Everyone holding their own passport is now on their way to California, and we are sorry for the delay.”

Heathrow Airport said it was an airline issue and added they would not be commenting.


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