Feline 'faux paw': Cat delays El Al flight
03 January 2017 18:30
Curiosity delayed the flight at Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport.
an EL AL Boeing 777 aircraft at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv,

An EL AL Boeing 777 aircraft at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv,. (photo credit:NIR ELIAS / REUTERS)

While weather and congestion are prominent causes for air traffic delays, an El Al flight on Tuesday experienced an unforeseen holdup at Ben-Gurion Airport due to a different type of hairy situation - a cat.

The flight to New York on Israel's national carrier was due to depart at 2:30 p.m., however the small feline had furrowed into the aircraft's cargo hold, causing staff on the ground to undertake a wild goose chase lasting hours, according to Channel 10 News.

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As of about 5:30 p.m. the curious intruder had not been located in the incident that could be described as a feline "faux paw."

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