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Croc escapes from cage on Melbourne flight

Published: 7:07PM Monday September 24, 2012 Source: NewstalkZB

A crocodile escaped from its cage on a Qantas flight last week, and was found roaming free in the cargo hold when the plane touched down in Melbourne.

Qantas has confirmed a croc had managed to break free during a flight from Brisbane to Melbourne, and was discovered by a baggage handler when he opened the cargo hold.

The roaming croc, whose size is not yet known, was safely captured and rushed back to its cage.

Qantas said in a statement Australian Air Express is investigating how the crocodile managed to roam free in the aircraft's cargo hold.

"The investigation is focusing on whether it had been loaded appropriately on delivery to AaE (Australian air Express)," the statement said.