Rat's last act shuts down airport

CobraBoy! (tbyars@earthlink.net)
Sun, 7 Sep 1997 13:40:37 -0700

BOGOTA - A rat caused a short circuit Friday at the airport in Colombia's
port of Barranquilla that forced it to shut down for nearly an hour.

Civil Aviation officials said the rat triggered the short circuit by
urinating on a
high-power cable.

This knocked out communications between the control tower and incoming
forcing the Ernesto Cortissoz airport to suspend operations.

Civil Aviation director Ramon Emiliani said airport operations were
restored after about
40 minutes.

"The rat was quite frazzled," Emiliani told local radio.


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