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Croc on A Plane

Release date: 25/09/2012

An FBI agent rescued passengers in Hollywood’s Snakes on a Plane, but it was a baggage handler who saved the day when a crocodile escaped on a Qantas flight.

Border Mail, Albury-Wodonga page 3, 25 September 2012

The croc broke free from its cage and roamed the plane’s cargo hold during the flight from Brisbane to Melbourne until baggage handlers discovered it when unloading the luggage.

A Qantas spokesman said the crocodile measured about 60 centimetres in length and was caught without incident.

An investigation is under way into how the crocodile escaped on the flight last Monday.

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

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

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