Cat takes extreme flight on plane wing - and survives! (VIDEO)
The video, aptly titled ‘Remove cat before flight’ was posted by YouTube user Romain Jantot on Sunday, who was apparently the pilot of the light plane. He says the cat's wild air ride took place in a flying club in Kourou, French Guiana.
It starts off as a normal flight until about 40 seconds into the clip. That is when the cat creeps into view, appearing eartips-first from further down the plane's left wing. The animal appears understandably bewildered, clinging to the wing with its eyes wide open.
But it is not until another 20 seconds pass, and the cat is already halfway in the cockpit, that the pilot and the passenger notice it. The pilot immediately starts to turn the craft around to land and deliver the surprise extra passenger to safety.
At one point, as the plane turns, the cat begins to visibly slide down the wing, and has to cling with is forepaws to stay in place. Fortunately, the situation never escalated to the point that the old saying about cats being able to land on their feet from any height was tested.
Eventually the aircraft lands safely, with the cat looking bravely forward, its fur and ears fluttering in the wind. Once the craft reaches a complete halt, the terrified feline is taken off the wing and runs off, fully intact.
How the cat got onto the plane's wing to begin with is a mystery, the pilot says in the video decription: “I still don’t know if it got in after the pre-flight check or if I missed it,” he says, adding: “The cat is doing well, she is still our mascot.”