Amsterdam airport was paralyzed by insects. Passengers waited for long hours before the plane took off. The pilot didn’t want to fly because he was bitten by a mosquito.
The crew of an EasyJet flight from Amsterdam to Manchester encountered an unforeseen obstacle just before take-off. The unexpected event delayed the departure from the capital of the Netherlands by several hours, during which passengers waited for the plane to be thoroughly disinfected. As it turned out, the cause of the confusion was a mosquito that bit the pilot in the cockpit.
Mosquitoes attack in Amsterdam
A swarm of mosquitoes can attack us during a flight not only in distant Mexico, but also in Europe. After the north-west of the continent became the site of a bedbug infestation, a mosquito warning has come, grounding an EasyJet flight from Amsterdam to Manchester.
The one-hour flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Manchester was scheduled to depart at 5:05 p.m., but the plane did not arrive in the UK until 10:30 p.m. For a long time waiting for the journey to begin, passengers were not sure what was the reason for the delay – they only received information about unspecified “technical problems”. The airline confirmed that the plane’s delay was due to the mosquitoes being cleaned from the plane only after several hours.
The passengers were not happy
“The safety and well-being of passengers and crew is our top priority,” EasyJet said in a statement. However, passengers did not hide their dissatisfaction. They had to wait over five hours for a delayed plane and did not reach their destination until late in the evening.
“The departure time kept getting longer. Finally, it turned out that the pilot had been bitten by a mosquito, so he demanded that the entire plane be thoroughly cleaned in case there were more insects,” said one of the passengers. “They could have come for us on another plane,” the woman added. According to the conversation, passengers received compensation for their patience – a food voucher of £3.90.