One cat should be very thankful for his nine lives and one pilot has learned to always check his aircraft for stowaways.
This viral video shows the feline stowaway clinging to the airplane’s wing for several minutes, while it was in flight.
The footage shows a pilot and passenger enjoying a calm, normal flight until they realize a cat clinging to the wing. You can even see the shock and surprise on the pilot’s face when he sees the four-legged stowaway. Thousands of feet in the air, the pilot quickly makes his descent. Once the aircraft is safety on the ground, the pilot rescues the stowaway cat. The whole incident lasted only about three minutes, but it probably felt like an eternity for the cat.
The pilot of the plane, Romain Jantot uploaded the video to YouTube and explains that he has no idea how the cat got there in the first place.
“A standard flight until … I still don’t know if it got in after the pre-flight check or if I missed it,” he says.
Everyone made it out of the ordeal safe and sound. And it also seems like the lucky feline got a new home.
“The cat is doing well, she is still our mascot,” Jantot says.
The viral video was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday and already has more than 200,000 views.