A Brisbane -bound plane from the UK was delayed in Brunei yesterday after a stowaway hamster was found onboard.
The high-flying rodent was seen running around the cabin by flight crew and caused the Royal Brunei flight to be evacuated while airline staff searched for it. The plane was also fumigated.
The airline did not say how the small hamster made its way on to the flight but passengers reported seeing a small girl on the plane crying when the pilot asked for the owner to come forward.
Passengers were delayed for about an hour and forced to undergo a second security screening before boarding a new plane to continue on to Brisbane. The fate of the hamster remains unknown.