Bees delay one journalist’s flight, interrupt another’s interview

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A flight was delayed after hundreds of bees buzzed under the plane’s wing.

The American Airlines flight was delayed on the runway at DFW for over an hour Wednesday afternoon, according to KCBD’s Karin McCay.

The pilot said a queen bee flew into the wing, and 1,000 bees followed.

“Most passengers are up and watching – just beemused,” McCay said.

Beekeepers suited up to deal with the swarm and luggage, then the flight was on its way.

The incident took place a day after another journalist, NBC 5’s Amanda Guerra, also had an episode with some bees.

During an interview, bees interrupted and flew into Guerra’s hair.

The moment was captured on video, and her reaction has since gone viral.

“Reporting in the field isn’t always pretty,” Guerra said. “Reporting with Africanized bees swarming around is downright terrifying… And, hilarious.”

Both events follow a local bee altercation a couple of weeks ago, when a truckload turned over on I-35 in Oklahoma City and swarmed a deputy’s patrol car while he was stuck inside. 

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