A sweet way to ground a plane
No one enjoys airport delays, but for one Delta airplane at Pittsburgh International Airport, the experience was sweeter than most, when a swarm of honeybees decided to hang out in the engine cavities.
Thanks to protection efforts being made in light of honeybee colony collapse disorder, it wasn’t a matter of simply spraying the wings and engines down with bug killer to ready for takeoff. Stephen Repasky of Burgh Bees was called in to save the day, as well as the bees, who were relocated to a more suitable home.
We’re guessing TSA wasn’t trying too hard to get involved in this threat.
Full story at Treehugger.
That buzzing ain’t the engine.
Photo credit: FotoliaPosted by Kate Rinsema