Why can't planes take off with mice on board?



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Mouse (posed by a model). Chika

Passengers on a British Airways flight from London to San Francisco were delayed for four hours after a mouse was spotted on board. They were told the plane could not take off with a mouse on board, but BA declined to elaborate to the media on this rule. It may be because of the risk that the mouse might chew its way through wires and thus endangering the safety of the plane. That was the explanation Air India gave in 2015 after a rat was spotted on a plane.

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