A bat got loose on an Atlanta-bound flight, forcing horrified passengers to duck for cover.
The flying mammal appeared about 15 minutes after Delta flight 5121 … took off from Madison, Wis., on Friday, and cruised around the cabin above passengers’ heads.
A passenger near the rear of the plane shooed the bat into the restroom and shut the door, to the cheers of fellow riders, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. But McHenry said that by the time the plane landed and all passengers got off, it seemed to have vanished. As airport maintenance staff searched the plane, however, a bat flew out and into the terminal, he said. From there, workers coaxed it out to freedom.