5 Weird Reasons Flights Have Been Delayedby Manya Verma Health care and lifestyle
If you are a frequent flyer, you’ve likely had your flight delayed. There could be a number of reasons for this, including operational reasons, technical difficulties and flight traffic. But, that’s not all. There have been instances all around the world where flights have been delayed because of far peculiar and bizarre reasons. This list of 6 such weird reasons has been brought to you by one of the leading hotels inside Delhi international airport terminal 3. Have a look!
1. Coffee Machines
I kid you not. Coffee machines on airplanes are quite different from the one you have at your home. They’re made in a way that allows water to boil properly even in high altitudes and the electric circuit is only compatible with that of an airplane. These coffeemakers, should they malfunction, could cause electrical fires and has to be fixed by the maintenance crew. In such instances, a flight may be delayed.
2. Turtles on the runway!
Believe it or not. The JFK airport in New York once delayed flight because a group of 150 turtles were on their way to lay eggs in Jamaica Bay. As the runway has to be clear for the flight to take-off, and turtles are not known to be the fastest animals on land, the flight was delayed.
3. Rich passengers
VIP passengers have ordered planes to be turned back around simply because they didn’t have their favourite pack of peanuts on the plane. True story! There are instances of this, one of which happened on a Korean Air flight.
4. Criminal on board
The guy next to you on the flight could be wanted criminal. Now don’t freak out, as chances of this happening are unlikely. However, such a case has happened when during a flight from Washington to Beijing the plane had to turn back around so that the FBI could apprehend a kidnapper.
5. Bird Strike
There have been instances of flock of birds flying into an oncoming plane. When this happens, the plane may have to make an emergency landing if the flock of birds is too large. This has happened previously when a flight from Qatar Airways had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul.
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