Two flights were delayed after a massive swarm of bees landed on passenger planes.
The swarm settled on a pair of Vistara Airlines planes parked in the same bay of Kolkata airport in India for 16 hours apart, it is reported.
In both cases, it reportedly caused an hour’s delay and water snakes to scare the bees away.
Video footage shows the moment when airport staff used a water cannon to wash the swarm of one of the jumbo jets.
Shocking photos show the insects covering a plane at West Bengal Airport in East India on Nov. 29.
The bees appear packed in a dense swarm before a fire engine arrives to wash off the tiny insects.
The plane had arrived in Kolkata the day before and had spent the night at the airport.
But the next day, the scheduled flight to Delhi was delayed when the swarm of bees arrived.
The bees were detected before passengers boarded the flight.
A team searched the area and sprayed insecticide in surrounding areas, an airport official said.
Within minutes, more bees had landed on the plane as if they were ready to build a beehive. Jets of water had to be sprayed for over 30 minutes to loosen them. The flight eventually took off at 6:30 PM instead of 5:30 PM, ”said an airline official the Times of India.
Staff are said to be shocked when another similar incident reportedly occurred the following morning.
A crew member tweeted: “Bad weather. A technical fault. A plane arriving late. Just a few reasons your flight may be delayed …
One to add to the list: A Swarm Of Bees! Footage from #KolkataAirport today … Water cannon had to be used to disperse the bees! ”