A swarm of bees hijacked a plane to South Africa (video)
Came to the aid of specially trained people.
September 26, at the airport named King Shaka in Durban was an emergency there was cancelled three scheduled flights. And all because of the bees, who were looking for a new home.
Almost before departure the airport staff noticed something was wrong: a great number of insects were Packed into one of the engines of the aircraft of the airline Mango Airlines.
So as to cope with such a buzzing army, they could not, you had to call experts from local beekeeping organizations ABeeC Bee Removers.
Two beekeepers were called into remove a swarm of bees that had started building a nest in the engine of one of our aircrafts in Durban on Sunday. Unfortunately This meant delays on three of our scheduled flights. The bees were safely removed.#flymango pic.twitter.com/XbzSNLALZV
— Mango Airlines (@FlyMangoSA) 26 Sep 2018
Two beekeeper was called to remove a swarm of bees that had started building a nest in the engine of one of our aircraft in Durban on Sunday. Unfortunately, this meant delays at three of our scheduled flights. The bees were safely removed.
One of them was beekeeper with 50 years of experience Melvin Dawson. According to his calculations, the engine settled to about 20 thousand bees that were just looking for a new home and found the turbine liner is quite a comfortable place.
Because of the arrangement of bees Melvin and his partner failed to use a standard for such cases, the chimneys and the stairs. Therefore, standing on a small stepladder, men selflessly chased insects with arms and palm branches.
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Fortunately, the bees settled it is not too deep and, though reluctantly, but still took off from the turbine. Beekeepers lured them into special boxes and sent temporarily to his brother Dawson. Soon insects will be transported to a permanent place of residence in the territory of one of the local farms.
According to the airport, because of the bee incident delayed three flights. But in the end, insects saved, and passengers delivered to destination.