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The night of the iguanaThe night of the iguana

The night of the iguana

By AOPA ePublishing staff

Student pilots: Here is a reason to check all parts of an aircraft prior to takeoff.

On a cool January evening at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, an iguana found a warm, dark hangar in which to hide. But early the next morning the Ashbritt Company needed its Piper Chieftain.

Pilot Steve Shoemaker of Fort Lauderdale found the iguana trying to blend in with the nose gear and called Bruce Woodrell of the nearby Banyan Air Service to take this picture. The iguana continued to pose until linemen bravely pushed it out of the hangar with a broom.

For more stories about critters on airplanes, read the story from AOPA Pilot.

January 31, 2008

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