A South American pilot and his passenger received quite the surprise when they learned that the plane they were traveling on was carrying an extra passenger.
Moments after taking off from Kourou airport in French Guiana, a cat emerged on the small plane's wing, Australia's ABC reported. Video captured the incident and shows the animal clinging to the plane in mid-flight.
Watch the footage (pay attention to the upper-right hand corner):
The footage has since gone viral, amassing more than 4 million views on YouTube at the time of publication.
"PHEW! That could have been a...CAT....ASTROPHE!!!" one individual commented on the video-sharing website.
[sharequote align="center"]"PHEW! That could have been a...CAT....ASTROPHE!!!"[/sharequote]
"Put that on the preflight checklist," one individual jokingly added.
The cat was said to be OK after the plane made a safe landing.
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