Passengers aboard a Ukraine International Airlines flight that landed in Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport on Tuesday night suffered a feline delay. A lounging cat decided to plant itself on the runway leading to Terminal 3.
The landing began normally, but the Boeing aircraft encountered the animal en route to the Terminal-3 access road. The pilot stopped the plane a few meters before the cat and waited.
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A video that reached Ynet and shown here shows the cat unbothered by the plane’s rumbling engine; it remains in its place. The pilot’s attempt to encourage the animal to move by flashing the plane’s bright lights was unsuccessful.
Finally, a car from the Israel Airports Authority was dispatched to chase away the feline. The cat scurried off, and according to airport employees, his current location is unknown.