A video of bees hijack is doing rounds on the internet. In a bizarre incident, a swarm of bees clamped themselves onto the window of an Air Vistara flight at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata.
The viral video shared on Twitter, it shows the fire department using water jets to remove the bees from the parked aircraft. “Looks like honey pancakes inside,” read the caption of the video.
Looks like honey pancakes inside 🧇
— Tarun Shukla (@shukla_tarun) November 30, 2020
A similar incident took place in the flight on July 26 was held up when the ATR 72 – a short-haul aircraft – was besieged by bees. The flight, which was scheduled to take off at around 6.25 pm, took off only at around 7.22 pm after a repellent spray was used to clear the insects from the apron area. This was the first such incident in the past five years.
The incident took place when the flight was to line up for its scheduled take-off. The Flight 9I 867 of Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, couldn’t push back when a group of bees surrounded the twin-engine turboprop. Though the aircraft’s door was shut to stop bees from entering it, the pilot got in touch with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) who in turn informed the airport operator. The pilot had to then call for a spray to get rid of the bees.