Stowaway kitten survives Euro flight

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Basel - A kitten flew from Athens to Zurich hidden in the landing gear compartment of an Airbus, Swiss media reported on Friday.

The animal was detected after landing on Wednesday and had to be cared for by a veterinarian.

It survived the trip with very little oxygen and freezing temperatures, a Swiss airline spokesperson told Swiss news agency SDA.

The stray kitten had caused a two-hour delay before the flight took off from Athens.

Ground staff saw it roaming around the airplane and launched a search for it, fearing that it had climbed aboard.

The pilot, however, decided to take off anyway after the animal could not be found, the Blick newspaper reported.

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