Owl in wheel of plane delays flight out of Portland airport

A barn owl, similar to the one pictured, was found in the wheel well of a plane at Portland International Airport.

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A barn owl, similar to the one pictured, was found in the wheel well of a plane at Portland International Airport.

A flight out of Portland International Airport was delayed last week when flight crew saw a owl in a plane.

KGW reported that a barn owl was in the wheel well of a small PenAir plane.

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The plane was at the airport overnight and was stored in an older hanger that typically has owls around it, according to an airline spokesman.

Crew members found the owl during pre-flight checks, according to KGW. They were able to get the owl out of the well and release it in a safe location.

After a 25-minute delay, the flight took off for Eureka, California.

Watch a video of the owl after it was taken out of the plane in the video from KGW below.

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