Skunk discharges odor on plane in Miami

MIAMI (AP) - An uninvited passenger created a smelly situation on a plane in Miami.

American Airlines officials say Flight 915 from Miami to Bogota, Colombia, was delayed Wednesday night after a skunk was found in the back of the cargo hold discharging its foul odor throughout the aircraft.

The skunk was discovered as workers were loading the plane. When crews tried to remove the skunk, officials say the animal released its notorious rotten smell. No one was injured, but the odor filtered through the cabin and passengers were taken off the plane.

The skunk combined with bad weather in the area caused the flight to take off more than two hours late. The skunk was removed from the plane, but it was unclear where it was taken or how it got on the aircraft.

Airport officials could not provide additional details.

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