06 AUG 2019: About 30 minutes into a Spirit Airways flight a bat made an appearance in the cabin, flying over the heads of shocked passengers. There were horrified shrieks of 'Oh my God', but also much laughter and cries of ‘Bat Plane’ and ‘it’s the Batmobile’ as the bat flew up and down the cabin.

"Where it came from? No idea. Eventually someone trapped it between a book and a cup and then locked it in one of the restrooms for the remainder of the trip," passenger Peter Scattini posted.

The airline said, "Spirit Airlines can confirm a stowaway bat was located on one of our recent flights from Charlotte to Newark.

“The bat was eventually corralled into a lavatory and removed once on the ground by animal control officers."

The airline believes the bat hitched a ride by hiding in an overhead bin during overnight maintenance in Charlotte.

"The aircraft was disinfected and searched as a precaution. No one was hurt in this incident, including the bat."

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