Lizard escapes and terrifies passengers on UAE-bound flight
A safety investigation has been launched after a lizard caused panic among travellers on a flight bound for Abu Dhabi.
The creature - which, contrary to initial reports, was not a baby crocodile - ran around the cabin of the EgyptAir Flight 916 from Cairo on Friday, airline officials said.
Reports put the extra passenger at between 15cm and 30cm in length. Wafa al Zahed, the general manager of EgyptAir in Abu Dhabi, told UAE daily The National that the reptile could have been stowed in the cargo hold before wriggling free.