Fri, Jan 11, 2008
Eight Rodents Found... Some In Pillows...
Perhaps this will slow down the
jokes about contaminated Chinese products coming to the US. Reuters
reports a Chinese government emergency team rushed onto a United
Airlines jet in Beijing, after the crew notified air traffic
control Sunday they found evidence of mice onboard the plane.
Over the course of two days, inspectors set traps, and say they
eventually found eight mice, some dead. The live ones were sent out
for lab analysis.
The good news: None of the mice tested positive for bubonic
plague antigens or parasites, and airline officials say there was
no damage to the plane's wiring done by the enterprising
"Our customers on this flight were always safe and unaware of
the situation," United spokesperson Robin Urbanski said. The Boeing
747 had flown to Beijing from Washington, DC.
The bad news: The inspectors said they found the mice hiding in
pillows... so, flier beware.
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