Lonely Planet Writer

Unwelcome passenger delays plane in Australia

Sparrow disrupts Virgin Australia passengers.
Sparrow disrupts Virgin Australia passengers. Image by eGuide Travel / CC BY 2.0

Passengers on a Virgin flight from Melbourne were forced to disembark on Tuesday after a sparrow flew into the cabin. The bird evaded capture for 90 minutes while another plane ferried the Tasmania-bound commuters. Earlier this year a green snake almost boarded a plane at the Gold Coast airport but was caught as it slithered its way up the stairs from the tarmac. Read more: dailymail.co.uk