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Swarm of bees forces 737 to return to Bournemouth
Last updated: 25 October 2014

published: 24 MAY 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

A Palmair European Boeing 737 returned to Bournemouth, UK because of engine problems. The flight, en route to Faro, was carrying 96 passengers. The airplane apparently had encountered a swarm of bees as inspection on the ground revealed that the engine had ingested a large amount of bees. (BBC)