Bat Mobile? Spirit confirms unwelcome guest on Charlotte plane

A Charlotte flight headed to Newark had an unwelcome visitor.

Spirit Airlines confirmed to FOX 46 on Saturday that a stowaway bat was located on one of its recent flights. "The bat was corralled into a lavatory and removed once on the ground by animal control officers," the airline said in a statement.

The airline said the aircraft was disinfected and searched thoroughly as a precautionary measure.

It is believed the bat started its journey in Charlotte and did not enter the aircraft after takeoff.


It is believed the bat flew into an overhead bin while crews were doing overnight maintenance.

No injuries were reported, including the bat.