Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines plane after 12 hours

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The Stowaway was filmed last week by a Business Class passenger

A feathered passenger was spotted 12 hours on a 14-hour flight between Singapore and London.

The Stowaway, a Mynah bird, appeared in the Business Class of a Singapore Airlines flight last Monday.

A spokesman for the airline confirmed the incident a week later and said the bird had finally been caught.

A Facebook video shows how it makes itself comfortable on a headrest before a flight attendant makes a failed attempt to grab it.

"It was subsequently caught by the cabin crew with the help of some passengers," said the spokesman for the newspaper "Strait Times".

The bird, which is native to South Asia, has been handed over to Hunt Animal Hunters in London to animal quarantine authorities.

It is still unclear how Singapore got into the main cabin or where it hid in the first 12 hours of the flight.