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    Posted August 5, 2011 by
    Madison, Wisconsin
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    Travel photo of the day

    Bat On A Plane


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ms010154 shot this video Friday, August 5, while on a flight from Madison, Wisconsin, to Atlanta, Georgia. He says he was asleep when a flying animal that he believes was a bat started moving through the cabin. As he explains it, 'I woke up to a small scream and then I saw the bat fly over my head. I grabbed my phone to get some video as my friends would never believe this. It went up and down the aisle about four to five times before being trapped in the back lavatory.' He adds that the animal was then trapped in the back lavatory of the plane, and the flight returned to Madison. We heard back from ms010154 as he sat on his newly rebooked and hopefully animal-free flight to Atlanta. Jarek Beem, a spokesperson for Delta Connections partner Atlantic Southeast Airlines, confirmed that flight 5121 did in fact return to Madison after a 'flying animal' was reported in the cabin, and was searched before flying out again. 'We were not able to confirm if it was a bird or a bat,' he said. He also added, 'Bottom line is the flight did return to Madison so the aircraft could be searched and it was after that search that it was able to return to Atlanta.'
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    This is a video I took while on Delta 5121 this morning from Madison, WI to Atlanta.  We ended up having to turn around and head back to Madison after the bat was trapped in the bathroom.

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