A plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo in August that killed 20 people was the result of a loose crocodile and panicked passengers, a report has found.

A small Let L-410 Turbolet crashed into a house on Aug. 20, killing everyone aboard except one person.

That lone survivor told officials a passenger had a crocodile hidden in his sports bag. When the plane began its descent to Bandundu, the croc escaped and crawled down the aisle.

“The terrified air hostess hurried towards the cockpit, followed by the passengers,” reads a report about the crash obtained by various British newspapers.

The stampede threw the aircraft off balance, the report says, despite the best efforts of Dutch pilot Danny Philemotte, 62, and British co-pilot Chris Wilson, 39.

The plane crashed into an empty house 100 metres from its destination.

(news source http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2010/10/21/15776841.html)