British Airways removes plane after finding bed bugs on board
February 26, 2016 - Uncategorized
LONDON — A plane was taken out of service by British Airways after bed bugs were found on board
The airline says two of the parasitic insects, which feed on people’s blood, were found.
“Whenever any report of bed bugs is received, we launch a thorough investigation and, if appropriate, remove the aircraft from service and use specialist teams to treat it — this happened in this instance,” a spokeswoman for the airline told Mashable.
The Sun reported the find was made in row 47 of the economy section of a Boeing 747 by passengers on a flight from the U.S. to London Heathrow and that the craft remained in service on a flight to South Africa without being disinfected. However, British Airlines denied that claim to Mashable, saying “we wouldn’t let a plane continue to fly if we knew it had an issue.” Read more…