an Oh Myyy Property
News

Bat Aboard Spirit Airlines Flight Sends Passengers Into Full-On Chaos And Panic Mode

@adrilisasmiddle/@jpscattini/@raydennis/Twitter

The passengers of a recent Spirit Airlines flight from Charlotte to Newark got a little more excitement than they bargained for when they bought their tickets.


About 30 minutes into the 90 minute flight a bat began flying wildly around the plane, surprising passengers and staff.

Peter Scattini shared a video of the bag to Twitter with the caption:

"me, twice a year: 'I'll never fly spirit again.' me, this morning, after deciding i'd rather save 12 dollars:"

Scattini wasn't the only passenger to record the bat.

Twitter user @adrilisasmiddle shared a video taken by an anonymous passenger.

It seems the bat was eventually caught by a passenger and confined to one of the bathrooms for the remainder of the flight.

There were a multitude of jokes from Twitter users in response to the videos.








Someone thought the whole situation would make a good mathematical word problem:

Others were worried about the safety of the bat.


In a statement to HuffPost, Spirit Airlines said that the bat was:

"...removed once on the ground by animal control officers."
"The aircraft was disinfected and searched as a precaution. It is believed the bat started its journey in Charlotte, flying into an overhead bin while our crews were doing overnight maintenance."

Scattini also told them that, after the bat was contained, the plane's staff did an excellent job making sure nobody was injured and helped to calm everyone.

Spirit Airlines may not have the best track record for customer satisfaction, though it's no longer on the bottom of the list, but random wildlife on a flight isn't something anyone expects.

Of course there are worse things than bats on a plane, like zombies. The film Flight of the Living Dead, is available here.

There are many who still doubt that extremist political rhetoric being spread by far right conservatives in the United States is having a tangible impact on our culture.

But every day, disturbing hate-fueled incidents seem to be cropping up at an alarming frequency.

Keep reading... Show less

Don't tell mom!

Family secrets are a norm. Who doesn't have them? What's fun is figuring out who is keeping what from who? Normally it's dad trying and failing to keep things form mom. Let's face it, nine times out of ten, dad is the court jester trying pushing the line when mom is not looking. So dad is usually begging the little ones to keep a kabash on the events that transpire in mom's absence.

Keep reading... Show less

Some injuries occur in ways that you wouldn't think would cause an injury, but it sure did. These people reveal the dumbest ways they have been injured.

Keep reading... Show less

It's hard not loving human interaction. You will go to lengths to avoid people. And sometimes, those lengths will be story-worthy...

Keep reading... Show less

capnskull/YouTube

A woman contracted to work as a security member for the Greater Rochester International Airport was fired for handing out an insulting note.

Neal Strassner was among the assembly line of passengers walking through the metal detector on a relatively slow morning.

Keep reading... Show less

Parenting is tough enough, but there is a definite gender gap, having kids of the opposite sex. Boys are gross, girls and loud, and everyone can agree that teenagers are usually awful.

Keep reading... Show less