Bees swarm plane injuring six people in Thailand

Bees swarm plane injuring six people in Thailand

By Alipate Narawa
Friday 19/05/2023
The passengers were safely unloaded, but their luggage could not be retrieved due to the colony attacking anyone who approached.

Airport firefighters in Thailand have battled a huge swarm of bees that injured six people after a plane landed.

The Thai Smile flight FD3260 had just parked when the cloud of insects descended on the right engine at the Khon Kaen Airport.

The passengers were safely unloaded, but their luggage could not be retrieved due to the colony attacking anyone who approached.

Six staff members were injured by bee stings.

Airport workers blasted the bugs with water and blowing air into the plane's exhaust pipe to drive them away.

The operation was successful but the bees then swarmed a second plane later the same day, causing the flight to be delayed by 40 minutes.

The bees were disorientated by a storm and the change from hot weather to the cooler rainy season.


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