Written by Mr. Mouseburger 24th Mar 2006
Kindly submitted by Mr Briggs inc.
Dr. Kitaj, in the middle of enjoying a vacation at a local airstrip, is blissfully unaware of Phibes’ (q.v.) ten plagues themed vendetta against him and the other eight doctors who fouled up his wife's surgery resulting in her death.
Kitaj takes off in an old-fashioned airplane but unfortunately for him, Dr. Phibes and henchwoman Vulnavia have filled the plane with a horde of hungry rats (actually, it is quite clear that the film crew could only obtain cute little hamster type creatures for this scene) which, having snaffled though the bags of complimentary peanuts the airline offered, proceed to bite and gnaw away at Kitaj in mid-flight. It comes as no surprise that he loses control of the plane, and crashes into the ground, killing him.