Cheetah gets loose on Delta flight

Incident date: 
Fri, 10/31/2008
Date reported: 
Fri, 10/31/2008
Date Published: 
Fri, 10/31/2008 (All day)
City: 
Atlanta
State: 
Georgia
Category: 
Escape
Headline: 
Cheetah gets loose on Delta flight
Summary: 

A Delta Airlines employee found a loose cheetah in the cargo area of an airplane after it had escaped its cage.  The employee was not injured.  Experts from the Atlantic zoo tranquilized the cheetah and transported it to the zoo until its owner could be reached.

Publication: 
NBC News
Author: 
Associated Press