An unruly pig and its owner were escorted from a US Airways flight after it began defecating on the floor and squealing uncontrollably, a passenger has told Mail Online.

Rob Phelps was travelling from Hartford, Connecticut, to Washington’s Reagan Airport for Thanksgiving on Wednesday morning when he saw the animal being led into the cabin on a leash.

The 65-year-old described how the 80-pound pig was screaming ‘three times louder than a child’ as its female companion coaxed it down the aisle with her feet because it struggled to move on its own. ‘It was ridiculous,’ he said. ‘It started to smell and flight attendants told her to clean the mess up.’

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