Swarm of Bees Forces Plane to Turn Around Mid-Flight

Jet leaves Vegas but has to return

By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner

Posted Apr 16, 2014 3:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – Passengers on a plane from Las Vegas to Duluth, Minn., had to turn around mid-flight this week for a reason you might not expect—a swarm of bees. The Allegiant Air jet with 160 passengers aboard apparently flew smack into the swarm, and the pilot decided to play it safe rather than trying to complete the flight. Passengers said it smelled as if the plane were on fire, but the jet came down safely back in Vegas. Newsy reports:

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