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  • Strange But True Aviation News
    Posted by Benet Wilson 5:49 PM on Aug 12, 2011

    Inflight service redefined.  Cathay Pacific is investigating the circulation of photos of a flight attendant and a pilot caught in a compromising position, reports News.com.au.  Allegedly the pilot said the photos had been stolen from his personal computer.

    Urine trouble, dude! 18-year-old Robert Vietze allegedly urinated on a sleeping 11-year-old girl on a JetBlue flight from Portland, Ore., to JFK Airport, reports the New York Post. Vietze says he was too drunk to realize what he did.

    Do they ge to keep the passengers?  An Arik Air Bombardier CRJ900 filled with passengers was seized by Nigerian authorities to fulfill a $1 million judgment in a civil lawsuit, reports the Washington Post.

    The invisible passenger. 14-year-old James Martin managed to fly from Newark to San Francisco on Continental Airlines, even though the carrier listed him as a no-show, reports WABC-TV.  "We have multiple levels of security in place, both at the airport and on board the aircraft. Our team in Newark is reviewing the situation and working to correct what happened," the airline said in a statement.

    This flight's gone batty!  A man caught video footage of a bat flying around on a Delta Air Lines flight from Madison, Wisc. to Atlanta, reports the Daily Mail.  The flight was forced to return to the gate after a passenger caught the flying mammal.

    Bieber fever went cold on this flight.  Pop singer Justin Bieber is denying rumors that he acted like "a brat" on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Asia, reports MTV UK.  he also allegedly refused to sign an autograph for the captain, the website reports.

    Those were NOT itsy bitsy spiders. Factory workers at an engineering firm in Lincolnshire found three unwelcome guests -- two black widow spiders and a brown widow spider -- in engines that were being stripped for parts, reports the Daily Mail.

    He picked the wrong place to smoke that cigar.  Arnold Schwarzenegger is facing a potential lawsuit after he allegedly smoked a cigar in Austria's Salzburg Airport, which has banned smoking, reports the Sacramento Bee.

    She said, he said.  A pregnant woman flying out of Denver International Airport accuses the Transportation Security Administration of taking the insulin, packed in a cooler bag, she needs to control her diabetes, reports the Daily Caller.  But TSA disputes her account in its blog, saying she wasn't carrying insulin, but they allowed her to carry a sport drink past the checkpoint.

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