Delta Flight 5121- Is it a bat or a bird?!?

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  1. Horse
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    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-647392?ref=feeds/oncnn

    Whatever it was, it got trapped in the back lavatory and then after passengers departed and the aircraft was searched, they couldn't find the thing. Wonder when it's going to pop its head out again to terrorize more passengers. :eek:

    Delta 5121 Operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines
    Duration: 2h 11m
    Equipment: Canadair Regional Jet CRJ 700
    Route: MSN-ATL
     
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    Since this is an ASA flight, it's probably the FA.:eek:
     
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    The more I think about this incident, the more I find it scary that they apparently never found and removed the bat or whatever. Bats carry rabies so that getting bitten or even having contact constitutes a severe medical situation. (I'm avoiding the word emergency because it's my understanding that the victim has a few days to start treatment with the anti-rabies series of shots.) It seems irresponsible to use the aircraft for another flight until the animal is captured and identified.
     
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    Wouldn't it be enough to say that it seems irresponsible to continue allowing ASA to operate as a DL connection carrier? ;)
     
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    Yes, that too, but I don't think DL is likely to fix this whereas they could simply try harder to catch the thing flying around the aircraft.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I think the irresponsible thing is to allow an airline to fly from Madison to Atlanta on a CRJ! How many miles is this?

    ps. I see it was a CRJ700, much better than a 100.
     
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    Are there CRJ-100s in the DL connection fleets? I thought the CRJs were CRJ-200s.

    MSP-MSY, MSP-RDU, and MSP-JFK tend to be CRJ-900s; in fact, I've had CRJ-900s on MSP-SFO, which is certainly animal abuse.
     
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    They will use 700s on MLB/ATL routes.....
     

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