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Bee Attack Shuts Down Operations In Valencia  
User currently online797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1895 posts, RR: 27
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

Hey guys,

Yesterday I flew on a general aviation aircraft and got to hear on the ATC a bunch of aircraft headed towards VLN (Venezuela) diverting due to a sudden closure of this airport's operations. The pilot then asked why and happened to be a Bee Attack to the tower staff who had to evacuate the facility and shut down all incoming and outgoing flights.

This is something I have never heard before, any thoughts?

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User currently offlineCessnalady From Mexico, joined May 2004, 310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

The nature's air forces attacking and crippling Hugo Chavez's airport infrastructure...  Silly

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User currently offlineLIA310 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Mar 2008, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

I've seen airports in the caribbean having to shut down operations for two full hours because of dogs roaming on the runway

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7704 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
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That is the coolest thing I've ever heard. Let's face it, bees are great. They're stripey as anything and they give us HONEY! It doesn't get much better than that, until now that is - when they manage to shut down an airport! Is there no end to the talent of bees?? Were they trying to nest in the tower? What kind of bees were they? Give it up for BEES everyone!  wave 


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1822 times:



Quoting LIA310 (Reply 2):
I've seen airports in the caribbean having to shut down operations for two full hours because of dogs roaming on the runway

An AF A330 struck a cow while landing at Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2005.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/156497/1/.html

Airports in India could also use better fences. Two recent incidents about a week apart.
http://www.indianexpress.com/sunday/story/282007.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/I...pur_runway/articleshow/2824122.cms

The animal in the second item is a large antelope that can weigh up to about 500 lb.

Aircraft-deer collisions are quite common in the US and Canada.


User currently offlineA318 From Bahamas, joined Jan 2008, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

There is a picture somewhere on this website of a swarm of bees surrounding I believe a LH 737 engine (not sure if the airline and a/c type are completely correct).


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User currently offlinePDXBJV From Turkey, joined Apr 2007, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

http://blogs.usatoday.com/sky/2007/05/swarm_of_bees_f.html

Is this what you were referring too? That would suck!



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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
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Quoting A318 (Reply 5):
There is a picture somewhere on this website of a swarm of bees surrounding I believe a LH 737 engine (not sure if the airline and a/c type are completely correct).

You're probably talking about this one?


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Wonder what those bees were up to!


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