AUGUST 17 2011 05:09h
Mouse grounds airplane
A security guard spotted the little rodent shortly before the Tuesday morning takeoff of an SAS Airbus 330 flight to Chicago, The Local reported.
For fear of the mouse damaging electronics in the plane, SAS officials have grounded it until the mouse is caught.
"Unfortunately the mouse has not been found and caught, despite an extensive search on board and numerous mouse traps placed inside the aircraft," SAS press officer Malin Selander told The Local.
The airline was scrambling to rebook the 250 travelers stranded by the incident.
"This kind of incident has not happened to SAS before, but we are now aware that similar incidents have happened to other airlines," said Selander.
American traveler James Roach said he waited in line for hours.
"Spirits [among stranded travelers] are understanding," said Roach.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A mouse caused the grounding of a jetliner in Sweden, leaving 250 passengers stranded in Stockholm, officials say.