From swarming bees to snakes and cockroaches, finding these creepy crawly critters is pretty much every flyers nightmare. It does happen sometimes, unfortunately for the passengers involved. Here are some interesting cases of the creepy-crawlies found on planes:
Recently, a Delta flight heading to New York from Pittsburgh was delayed because thousands of bees were on its wing. A professional bee keeper had to be called to remove the bees from the wing, as they are a protected species that cannot be killed.
AirTrain was sued by a North Carolina couple after cockroaches crawled out of air ventsand overhead bins during a flight from Charlotte to Houston.
Like the Sameul L. Jackson movie, snakes have actually been found on a plane. Earlier this month an Australian pilot was flying alone when a golden tree snake slithered out from behind his dashboard and down his leg. The plane wasn't flown again until the snake was found.
Passengers on a Delta flight in 2011 who were heading from Wisconsin to Delaware, experienced a bat flying up and down the cabin. They eventually trapped the bat in the bathroom and it escaped when the plane landed.
Maggots in a woman's trail mix were found on a Quantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne on March 26. The airline apologized and offered to refund half her ticket as well as give her access to the airline lounge next time she flies. The maggot-infected in-flight snack is under investigation with the food supplier.
There were incidences of bed bugs on two British Airways flights. Passengers had complained about being bitten by bed bugs on two separate long-haul flights.