Escaped Monkey Causes 4-Hour Flight Delay
'Slippery little beast' eventually caught
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2012 9:00 AM CDT
A monkey, though not the escaped one.   (©justDONQUE.images)

(Newser) – Passengers on an Air China flight out of Kennedy Airport were probably perturbed at yesterday’s four-hour delay, but at least there was good reason for it: A monkey had worked its way out of its crate in the cargo hold of the Boeing 747. The Beijing-bound flight was held while Port Authority officers and an airport worker caught the “slippery little beast,” a source tells the New York Post. He was en route to China for medical research.