This owl is one lucky geezer after it was found nestled in the engine of a plane on Thursday morning.

It’s understood the bird was discovered sleeping in between the jet engine propeller blades of a Virgin Australia plane shortly before take-off.

What saved him was a thorough pre-flight check.

The barn owl was released back into the wild a short time later.

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