Cat gets plane to itself

Czech Airlines had to fly a cat home on an empty plane after the animal escaped from the cargo hold.

Workers could not find the cat and officials judged it was too dangerous to allow the passengers back on board.

The airline was forced to cancel the flight from Frankfurt to Prague after technicians failed to catch the runaway cat which was hidden somewhere on the plane.

Czech Airlines spokeswoman Jitka Novotna said the plane returned to Prague with just the crew and the cat on board, before the cargo hold was dismantled and the cat was finally removed.