Removing cats or raccoons at airports is quite a common thing for airport staff… but a turtle?
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A turtle recently made headlines after it was found along the airport tarmac at Japan’s second-busiest airport, delaying five planes.
According to The Guardian, the turtle, which weighs just over 2kg, was seen moving slowly along the tarmac at Narita international airport near Tokyo, prompting a pilot preparing for takeoff to contact air traffic control (ATC).
Airport staff had to remove the animal with a net and checked the 4,000 metre runway for other foreign objects, causing a 15-minutes delay to five flights.
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Narita officials believe the creature may have come from the airport’s retention pond, located about 100 metres from the runway.
Oh no! We’re glad that the turtle is safe now!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat