Hyderabad: 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.
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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 .” (ANI)