- One passenger claims they were ‘nipped at 30,000ft,’ and eggs spotted
- The Boeing 747 was taken out of service on landing, and fumigated
- British Airways says that reports of bed bugs on board are ‘extremely rare’
An outbreak of bed bugs caused a British Airways passenger plane to be taken out of service.
On a flight from the US to Heathrow last week, staff are believed to have spotted the parasitic insects and logged the issue.
The outbreak caused one row in the economy section of the plane to be closed off during the Transatlantic flight.
A British Airways Boeing 747 was taken out of service after bed bugs were discovered on board last week
One passenger told The Sun that they were ‘nipped at 30,000ft, while others reported seeing ‘eggs’
The Sun reports how ‘one passenger was nipped at 30,000ft and others saw the bugs and their eggs.’
Once the Boeing 747 had landed in London, British Airways launched an investigation. The aircraft was inspected and removed from the flight schedule while the issue was resolved and the plane was fumigated.
However, days later another ‘severe’ infestation was reported as the same plane flew from Cape Town to London, according to The Sun.