Flight engineers at Mumbai airport were greeted by a freeloading owl onboard a Jet Airways Boeing 777.
According to NDTV, the winged flyer was perched by the window beside the flight commander's seat.
Maharashtra: A barn owl was found in the cockpit of a Jet Airways flight earlier today when it was night parked at Mumbai Airport. The bird was later handed over to Fire Department of Mumbai International Airport Limited for release. pic.twitter.com/1o3FHyakKw— ANI (@ANI) February 4, 2019
Airport officials retrieved the owl and handed it over to the Mumbai airport's fire department, who released it.
Maybe because it was caught red-handed, the owl didn't make a fuss when the airline staff tried to get it out. They even managed to catch a selfie with the owl.
Ground staffers think that the nocturnal flyer might have entered the plane at night when one of its doors was open. We geddit lil birdie, flying can be tiring but flying without a ticket is kinda illegal.
And obviously, Twitterati had some priceless reactions to it.
He was delivering letter. Got tired and took flight. Bad muggles caught him. Poor bird.— Bhavya Sharma (@bhavyasharma) February 4, 2019
The owl was like “gaadi tera bhai chalayega”— Rakesh Kamboj (@rakeshkamboj) February 4, 2019
Modi ji kabhi sudharne nahin wale hai 😂— Karan (@karanku100) February 4, 2019
'Cabin Crew Prepare for Take Off'Captain Barn Owl was found in the cockpit of a Jet Airways flight parked overnight at Mumbai Airport. The bird was later handed over to Fire Department @ANI https://t.co/uQXjw8CVT4 pic.twitter.com/9aZcC2J9ub— Shankkar Aiyar (@ShankkarAiyar) February 4, 2019
Last month, a mynah bird hitched a ride from Singapore to London. It took the business class for its 'migration'.
The birds are finally evolving with the changing times.