Escaped dog closes runway, disrupts flights at Tokyo airport
Kyodo -- Oct 09
A dog checked as cargo by a passenger on a Japan Airlines flight from Tokyo's Haneda airport Monday morning escaped before being loaded onto the plane, causing a runway to be shut temporarily and disrupting a total of 14 flights.

The large poodle had been placed in a special basket but when JAL staff tried to load it onto the flight bound for Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, it escaped and ran off towards the runways at around 8:50 a.m., according to the transport ministry.

乗客から預かった大型のプードルが飛行機に積み込む際に逃げ出して、滑走路が一時、閉鎖される騒ぎとなりました。
News sources: Kyodo, ANNnewsCH
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