Buddha Air flight halts after spotting mouse on board

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A Janakpur-Kathmandu Buddha Air flight has been cancelled after a mouse has turned up on board the plane.

The aircraft was ready to take off when passengers spotted the mouse. Now, a check is underway for any technical issues at the hands of a team of engineers, said Jagannath Niraula, the spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

The flight was scheduled at 9:15 am with 49 passengers on board. The plane had taken off from Kathmandu to Janakpur at 8 am. The flight will take off only after the completion of the check, said Dipendra Kumar Karna, the information officer for the Buddha Air.

The passengers took a flight to Kathmandu from Janakpur on another aircraft, he said.