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Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus  
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6701 times:

Check this out:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1115574/M

Makes me itchy...

UAL

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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6672 times:

Ohkay.. THat is one plane I can say for sure that I just HATE!!!

(I hate bees lol)

Why did tey get attracted to the plane?

Chris



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User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6648 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 1):
Why did tey get attracted to the plane?

A new kind of deicer, with honey smell.

Axel



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User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6648 times:

IIRC, bees swarm where the queen lands...so...
(This gives me a great idea for a horror film.."Bees On A Plane"...)
TPAnx



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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4149 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6588 times:

I guess it's the first three-engined Airbus.

User currently offlineFutureatp From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6274 times:

That reminds me.

During the winter/spring of 2004 while employed at HP, I witnessed a swarm of bees at PHX shut down gate A18 or A20(I was assinged either A20 or A22). They just showed up in a swarm and just settled. The bees then built a cone shaped hive underneath a belt loader in less than 20min. I was rather impressed.


User currently offlineCch362 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6242 times:

The Wall Street Journal had a story about this. According to the article, the bees are attracted by the smell of jet fuel. This also seems to happen more to WN planes, because bees especially prefer WN's livery to other airlines.  smile 

Reprinted article


User currently offlineLowecur From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

Wow, great picture. It's hard to believe they were able to hold on at 500mph.

User currently offlineONTFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5891 times:

Same thing happened to a WN plane also at LAX a while back. Can't remember specifically when, but is also featured on and episode of Airline. Maybe it's something with T-1? Who knows? I hate them critters!


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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5116 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5638 times:

Quoting Lowecur (Reply 7):
Wow, great picture. It's hard to believe they were able to hold on at 500mph.

There is no way they could survive and hang on at the speed and altitude.

I don't understand what all the buzz is about! LOL!



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User currently offlineBoeingOnFinal From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5634 times:

Captain asks for de-icing. No, I mean de-BEEing  Smile


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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4125 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5527 times:

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 3):
IIRC, bees swarm where the queen lands...so...
(This gives me a great idea for a horror film.."Bees On A Plane"...)
TPAnx

 rotfl  Starring Samuel L. Jackson; "Get these Mother-F#@$* Bees off this mother F#@$* Plane!!!"



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5302 times:
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Quoting ONTFlyer (Reply 8):
Same thing happened to a WN plane also at LAX a while back. Can't remember specifically when, but is also featured on and episode of Airline. Maybe it's something with T-1? Who knows? I hate them critters!

Correction it happened to the actual jetway area.



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6159 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5264 times:
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Quoting Lowecur (Reply 7):
Wow, great picture. It's hard to believe they were able to hold on at 500mph.

In 1994 I had a spider on the hood ornament on my Buick Riviera for 220 miles. When I left my driveway it was on the hood ornament. I drove on I-70 from Chesterfield, MO to Warrensburg, MO and the spider was still there and alive when I got there. He proceeded to crawl away when I stopped. He just climbed around to the back side of the hood ornament to get out of the wind. The entire drive I waited for him to fly off, but he never did.

As far as bees on a plane, I have never seen anything like that before.



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User currently offlineGEnxPower From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

Insects don't survie at altitude, even if there were no "speed" factor. I have experiences when I saw insects in the cabin and by the time the plane climbed out, the insects die out.

It's interesting to see that process actually (purely scientific/academic curiousity). At first they get agitated due to noise and change in pressure. Then stay real still, and later as if their body "shrink" and "shrivel" due to pressure imbalance with the pressurerized cabin. Almost like implosion.

Disclaimer :
I am a BIG animal lover and I do not encourage any delibrate form of animal cruelty, even for insects.  Smile I have not brought any live insects on board for the sake of my curiosity either!


User currently offlineMah584jr From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5172 times:

I hope none of the ramp workers got stung there. Perhaps they should be equipped with beespray just in case. My question to any ramp workers out there: Have you ever experienced anything like this before? Perhaps a nest in the cargo hold or elsewhere.

User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9262 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5055 times:

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 3):
IIRC, bees swarm where the queen lands...so...

Yeah that was my thought regarding that...

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 3):
(This gives me a great idea for a horror film.."Bees On A Plane"...)

Lovely. Please post when you release that film. I'll BEE sure to BEE first in line!  Smile

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 13):
In 1994 I had a spider on the hood ornament on my Buick Riviera



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 13):
As far as bees on a plane, I have never seen anything like that before.

Same thing happened to my dad's car a while back, on an 80-something blue Ford LTD. A sworm of bees landed on the door, and a trip through the carwash took care of that! Perhaps something similar for this situation???



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5025 times:

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 16):
Perhaps something similar for this situation???

Yes, most definitely. now there's a reason for plane washes.

Plane wash: A 250ft by 200ft long building that stands 100ft in height off the ground for plane washing when the need arises. Similar to car wash but for planes only. This includes the tail too.

Lol.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9262 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

* Working at the carwash... Workin at the car-wash-ahh *

Can ya dig it?  Wink



Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5116 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

Quoting Mah584jr (Reply 15):
I hope none of the ramp workers got stung there. Perhaps they should be equipped with beespray just in case. My question to any ramp workers out there: Have you ever experienced anything like this before? Perhaps a nest in the cargo hold or elsewhere.

About 5 months ago, I was standing underneath a 767, enjoying life. Suddenly, I look up and a swarm of bees came right down at me. This swarm was about as big as the damn plane! All I remember was me running my butt off to the office, not even thinking about my coworker standing next to me. I did glance back to see if they were chasing me, and I remember seeing my buddy with his hands up in the air like he was praying!!?? I did not get stung, but it scared the bejesus out of me. Worst of all, I am allergic to them. Smart move on my part to run and scream! Should I have taken a swat just to let them know how serious I was? LOL! My buddy said he was in shock, and never saw such an event. I have to be honest, I have never in my life seen it either. Something I can take back to the grave I guess. They flew along BFI, scared a few others along its path, and dissapeared.

Also in LAS, saw a huge nest of bees on A3. This was in 1995 or so. Back when Skywest had a decent sized operation flying out of LAS. Passengers stayed in one of the EMB-120's while the airport guys destroyed them.



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User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

Not . . . Cool. Bees = Huge red swollen knotts on face  headache 


Hold it . . . Hold it . . . HOLD THE FREAKIN NOSE UP!!
User currently offlineCactushp From United States of America, joined May 2004, 348 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

How did they get the bees off? Hose?  sarcastic 


Sorry, I was on the landline
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1946 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4682 times:

Quoting Mah584jr (Reply 15):
I hope none of the ramp workers got stung there.



Quoting Cactushp (Reply 21):
How did they get the bees off? Hose? sarcastic

Hello everyone. I was standing NEXT to Joey Collura when he took this photo. I took a photo as well but it is "waiting for Johan." I suppose because mine shows a little different angle, it wasn't an immediate HIT with the screeners. Here's it is: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N825AWIDLELAX.jpg

Anyway, none of the rampers got stung and they got the bees off by simply pushing back, taxiing, and taking off. With the speed of takeoff and the wind velocity, they all came off. The operations guys taking us around that day told us this happens quite often at LAX simply from the queen bee landing somewhere and all the others following. Very interesting indeed. I ramp at MCO and have never seen this happen before at my place.

-Justin


User currently offlineJbguller From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4488 times:

Now THAT'S a plane Winnie The Pooh would be proud of!

HONEY!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineJuniorSpotter From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 3):
IIRC, bees swarm where the queen lands...so...

You mean this queen?  Big grin


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If something can go wrong, it will.
25 Post contains images Vimanav : Yes.. the bees land wherever the queen lands. If you see carefully through the swarm you will see that they have settled down on the red wingtip light
26 Post contains images FlyKev : Already been done. It was, well, without a doubt, the worse film ever. Named Killer Buzz (or Flying Virus), it started X list celbrities, bad acting,
27 Myt332 : The BEE jokes are appalling.
28 Vimanav : Que sera sera... whatever will bee will bee. rgds//Vimanav
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