The bird was sitting comfortably like a king between the window and a seat in the flight’s cockpit with white-brown feather coat.
A twitter user, Ani (@Ani) who shared the photo on the social media platform, disclosed that the bird was later handed over to the fire department of the Mumbai International Airport.
The tweet reads;
Maharashtra: A barn owl was found in the cockpit of a Jet Airways flight earlier today when it was night parked at Mumbai Airport. The bird was later handed over to Fire Department of Mumbai International Airport Limited for release.
Hitvibz later gathered that for a while now the airline has been battling with financial issues resulting to some domestic flights being canceled due to the nonpayment of lease rentals.
In India, it is believed that the appearance of the nocturnal bird is a good sign. According to a Jet Airways staffer, seeing an owl in an aircraft is good omen as he prayed that the financial condition of the airline improves with this sighting.
At the other end, the superstitious belief is a reversed case in Africa, especially in Nigeria, where they believe its actually a bad omen and will result to the end of the airline or a possible plane crash and will out thinking twice an average Nigerian would have killed the poor bird..
One Gold Mines (@GoldMines17) was quick to say;
“Its not a good sign, bad things happen if owl is seated on the roof of the house, or person.”
The big question now is, why do Nigerians attach superstitious belief to certain animals??