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Baby croc scares plane passengers

Archive photo of a baby crocodile
None of the passengers acknowledged bringing a crocodile on to the plane

A baby crocodile caused panic on a flight from Abu Dhabi to Cairo when it escaped from a passenger's luggage, Egyptian airport officials say.

Passengers screamed as the crocodile, measuring about 30cm (1ft), made its way down the cabin before eventually being captured by crew members.

All passengers on the Egypt Air flight were questioned about the reptile, but none admitted taking it on board.

The crocodile was handed to local authorities when the plane landed.

Reports said it will be donated to a local zoo.

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