Crocodile escapes on Qantas flight

Last updated 05:00 25/09/2012

Relevant offers

Travel Troubles

Tourist falls to death posing for photo on Machu Picchu How to protect your data in hotels, airports and other public spaces when travelling Crushed smartphone sparks fire on flight How to survive the pollution when visiting Beijing Fog disrupting flights at Auckland Airport has cleared Flight attendants reveal their most scary experiences at work A scary incident with stray dogs in Cambodia convinced me that travel insurance is worth it International tourist destination Orlando copes with triple tragedies Death tolls continue to rise after Istanbul Airport explosion in Turkey Jet Airways passenger arrested after he forces flight attendant to take a selfie

It's the baggage with bite - a crocodile on the loose in the cargo hold of a Qantas aircraft.

Qantas has confirmed a crocodile escaped from its cage during a flight between Brisbane and Melbourne.

Although the jaws of a crocodile could have been a nasty find for the baggage handler who discovered it was on the loose, the reptile was safely re-captured without drama.

A Qantas spokesman confirmed the incident happened last Monday.

He was unsure of the crocodile's size, but said it "was not fully grown".

The airline and cargo handling company Australian Air Express has launched an investigation into how the crocodile got out of its cage and whether it was loaded correctly.

"The animal was quickly and safely secured when the aircraft arrived in Melbourne," the Qantas spokesman said.

"The investigation is focusing on whether it had been loaded appropriately on delivery to Australian Air Express."

Australian Air Express has been sought for comment.

Ad Feedback

- Sydney Morning Herald

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content