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Now, bee attack grounds Alliance Air plane for 1 hour

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 August 2017, 13:49 IST

Air India's subsidiary airlines Alliance Air faced pest control trouble last week.
Alliance Air Flight 9i-867, from Hyderabad to Pune, on July 26, was delayed by an hour, after a swarm of bees attacked the aircraft.

ANI received a video that saw the outside of the fuselage of the 65-passenger flight covered by bees.

The video saw the bees buzzing and settling on the wind screen of the cockpit, not allowing the pilot to push back.

After being informed by the pilot of the Alliance Air aircraft of the situation the Pune bound flight was in , Hyderabad ATC advised against taxing for take off till the bees flew off.

As per an Air India statement, the flight timing was 18:35 hrs that got delayed by an hour due to this bee-attack.

Confirming the incident to ANI, Air India spokesperson Dhanajay Kumar said, "Safety is always our priority. So the pilot ensures all precautionary steps before taking off ."


First published: 1 August 2017, 13:49 IST