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Cat stowaway holds on as ultra-light pilot discovers it mid-flight

A cat stowed away in the wing of an ultra-light airplane and the video uploaded Sunday of the pilot's reaction at discovering the unexpected passenger is already getting thousands of views.
A cat stowed away in the wing of an ultra-light aircraft in French Guiana, in a video uploaded to YouTube Sunday. This still from the video shows the exact moment pilot instructor Romain Jantot realized he had one extra passenger. (Romain Jantot/YouTube)

A cat stowed away in the wing of an ultra-light airplane, and the video uploaded Sunday of the pilot's reaction at discovering the unexpected passenger is getting thousands of views. 

"A standard flight until …" wrote Roland Jantot, the chief pilot instructor at Club ULM 16-34 in Kourou, French Guiana, in the description of the YouTube video.   

The video appears to be a routine flight of an ultra-light plane until about 45 seconds in, when the cat first appears from its hiding spot inside the wing. 

It crawls out to the end of the frame of the wing, just above the passenger seat, and even then goes unnoticed for a few seconds until the pilot spots the stowaway. 

"I still don't know if it got in after the pre-flight check or if I missed it," wrote Jantot.

The video ends with the plane landing, and Jantot leaving the pilot's seat and plucking the cat from its perch. 

"The cat is doing well," wrote Jantot on YouTube. "She is still our mascot."

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