A pet mouse forced to ground a aeroplane in China, after it escaped from a passenger's pocket. The mouse was taken on board by a female passenger, Liu Yulian, who hid it in her coat pocket and smuggled it past airport security. The crew kept the information secret to avoid alarming other passengers but landed at Xiaoshan International Airport.
"I went to sleep, and after I woke up, I found the mouse had gone missing. So I contacted the crew to see if they could help," says Liu.
Upon landing, crew quarantined the airplane, and searched it intensively five times. But they failed to find the mouse. After two and a half hours, the airport lifted the quarantine and allowed the plane to fly on to its final destination, Shenzhen.