Bees on a Yakutia Airline flight to Moscow creates panic

August 24th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Moscow, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Passengers in a Moscow-bound flight were given a scare when bees on the plane went on the loose. Daily Mail reports that two swarms of the insects made it into the cabin from their enclosure.

The Yakutia Airline flight managed to continue with the travel after the attendants secured the bees back to their compartment. The incident happened last May and airline officials have confirmed that some of the passengers panicked.

The report did not state if anyone was attacked by the insects. Shortly after the plane landed in Moscow, the officials of the airline had the inner cabin of the plane fumigated. However after the plane made another trip to Spain, five more of the insects were found in the plane suggesting that the fumigation was not thoroughly done.

Some airport workers say an unnamed official at the airport allowed the bees to be trafficked onto the Boeing 757 jet. One worker said the safety of passengers was not a concern for the said official because he allows almost anything to be carried on flights.

The bees were reportedly kept in two cardboard boxes. The boxes were going to be delivered to another person at the destination airport.

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