LINE

Text:AAAPrint
Society

Sugar glider on Shanghai flight sparks delay, woman detained

2024-06-13 07:55:46chinadaily.com.cn Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

A flight from Shanghai to Jinan was delayed on Monday after a passenger's pet sugar glider escaped in the cabin, causing disruption and prompting the detainment of the pet owner.

Authorities identified the woman only by her surname, Guo, and said the 34-year-old violated airline regulations by bringing the small marsupial on board Eastern Airlines flight MU5599. The animal escaped Guo in the cabin before being secured by other passengers.

Guo was subsequently detained by police for disrupting public order on public transportation. The incident caused a roughly hour-long delay, with all passengers required to disembark and wait.

Unnamed sources allege Guo attempted to hide the sugar glider in her clothing during security checks, exploiting a blind spot in typical female passenger screening procedures.

Aviation safety expert Lin Quan stressed the dangers of concealing pets onboard aircraft. "Such actions pose a risk of animals biting through electrical wires, potentially leading to in-flight malfunctions," Lin told the Beijing News. Additionally, uninspected animals could carry transmittable diseases.

Chinese civil aviation regulations mandate that passengers declare pets, provide quarantine certificates, and obtain carrier approval before travel. Pets must also undergo designated check-in processes and cannot be carried onto the aircraft by passengers themselves.

MorePhoto

Most popular in 24h

MoreTop news

MoreVideo

LINE
Back to top About Us | Jobs | Contact Us | Privacy Policy
Copyright ©1999-2024 Chinanews.com. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
[网上传播视听节目许可证(0106168)] [京ICP证040655号]
[京公网安备 11010202009201号] [京ICP备05004340号-1]