Authorities at Melbourne Airport are on high alert after a trained monkey was spotted flying an armed fighter jet. The monkey, who has not been identified, is believed to have stowed away on the jet when it took off from an undisclosed location. It is not clear how the monkey gained access to the jet or why it was flying the aircraft.
The Australian Department of Defense has issued a statement saying that they are “investigating the matter and will take appropriate action.” They have also confirmed that the jet was carrying live ammunition at the time it was flown by the monkey. It is not known if the monkey was able to release any of the ammunition during the flight.
There is no word yet on where the monkey came from or where it is now. Authorities are working to track down the monkey and secure the jet. In the meantime, flights in and out of Melbourne Airport have been delayed as a precautionary measure.
This is a developing story and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.