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A shower of maggots

We started today with the horrendous tale of a long-haul airline flight.

So how would you react if you were on a long-haul flight when maggots started raining down from an overhead compartment?

This situation arose aboard a Delta Airlines flight between Amsterdam and Detroit.

Passengers in the rear of the cabin were left covered larvae which it emerged were emanating from a rotten fish. 

One lady complained to flight attendants that the maggots were falling on her head and the seat was alive with them, whilst another had complained about a foul smell and that the flight attendants  took little interest whilst sitting in the crew area laughing and talking.

However a decision was taken to return to Amsterdam, 2 hours into the flight and Delta later issued an apology to customers, confirming that the issue had resulted from an improperly packed carry on bag.

The aircraft returned to the gate at Schipol Airport and was taken out of service for cleaning with passengers placed on the next available flight.

One passenger noted that the suspected culprit remained seated at the end of the flight and did not exit the plane. It is assumed that there would be some kind of consequences, but it’s unclear what these might have entailed.

Could have been worse a flight between New York and Brussels had to return to New York after a horse managed to escape from its stall.

Later in the show I was joined once again by local historian, Margaret Mills who today took a close look at the village of Birdbrook, near Steeple Bumpstead, where it seems that there was an outbreak of multiple marriages – one woman apparently entered into no less than 9 marriages whilst another man also buried in the same churchyard was recorded as having had no less than 7 wives – not all at the same time, I hasten to add.

Listen here to what Margaret reported on these somewhat unique characters: –

 

All being well I hope to have your company again next week,
Scott

 

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A shower of maggots

We started today with the horrendous tale of a long-haul airline flight.

So how would you react if you were on a long-haul flight when maggots started raining down from an overhead compartment?

This situation arose aboard a Delta Airlines flight between Amsterdam and Detroit.

Passengers in the rear of the cabin were left covered larvae which it emerged were emanating from a rotten fish. 

One lady complained to flight attendants that the maggots were falling on her head and the seat was alive with them, whilst another had complained about a foul smell and that the flight attendants  took little interest whilst sitting in the crew area laughing and talking.

However a decision was taken to return to Amsterdam, 2 hours into the flight and Delta later issued an apology to customers, confirming that the issue had resulted from an improperly packed carry on bag.

The aircraft returned to the gate at Schipol Airport and was taken out of service for cleaning with passengers placed on the next available flight.

One passenger noted that the suspected culprit remained seated at the end of the flight and did not exit the plane. It is assumed that there would be some kind of consequences, but it’s unclear what these might have entailed.

Could have been worse a flight between New York and Brussels had to return to New York after a horse managed to escape from its stall.

Later in the show I was joined once again by local historian, Margaret Mills who today took a close look at the village of Birdbrook, near Steeple Bumpstead, where it seems that there was an outbreak of multiple marriages – one woman apparently entered into no less than 9 marriages whilst another man also buried in the same churchyard was recorded as having had no less than 7 wives – not all at the same time, I hasten to add.

Listen here to what Margaret reported on these somewhat unique characters: –

 

All being well I hope to have your company again next week,
Scott

 

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A shower of maggots

We started today with the horrendous tale of a long-haul airline flight.

So how would you react if you were on a long-haul flight when maggots started raining down from an overhead compartment?

This situation arose aboard a Delta Airlines flight between Amsterdam and Detroit.

Passengers in the rear of the cabin were left covered larvae which it emerged were emanating from a rotten fish. 

One lady complained to flight attendants that the maggots were falling on her head and the seat was alive with them, whilst another had complained about a foul smell and that the flight attendants  took little interest whilst sitting in the crew area laughing and talking.

However a decision was taken to return to Amsterdam, 2 hours into the flight and Delta later issued an apology to customers, confirming that the issue had resulted from an improperly packed carry on bag.

The aircraft returned to the gate at Schipol Airport and was taken out of service for cleaning with passengers placed on the next available flight.

One passenger noted that the suspected culprit remained seated at the end of the flight and did not exit the plane. It is assumed that there would be some kind of consequences, but it’s unclear what these might have entailed.

Could have been worse a flight between New York and Brussels had to return to New York after a horse managed to escape from its stall.

Later in the show I was joined once again by local historian, Margaret Mills who today took a close look at the village of Birdbrook, near Steeple Bumpstead, where it seems that there was an outbreak of multiple marriages – one woman apparently entered into no less than 9 marriages whilst another man also buried in the same churchyard was recorded as having had no less than 7 wives – not all at the same time, I hasten to add.

Listen here to what Margaret reported on these somewhat unique characters: –

 

All being well I hope to have your company again next week,
Scott

 

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A shower of maggots

We started today with the horrendous tale of a long-haul airline flight.

So how would you react if you were on a long-haul flight when maggots started raining down from an overhead compartment?

This situation arose aboard a Delta Airlines flight between Amsterdam and Detroit.

Passengers in the rear of the cabin were left covered larvae which it emerged were emanating from a rotten fish. 

One lady complained to flight attendants that the maggots were falling on her head and the seat was alive with them, whilst another had complained about a foul smell and that the flight attendants  took little interest whilst sitting in the crew area laughing and talking.

However a decision was taken to return to Amsterdam, 2 hours into the flight and Delta later issued an apology to customers, confirming that the issue had resulted from an improperly packed carry on bag.

The aircraft returned to the gate at Schipol Airport and was taken out of service for cleaning with passengers placed on the next available flight.

One passenger noted that the suspected culprit remained seated at the end of the flight and did not exit the plane. It is assumed that there would be some kind of consequences, but it’s unclear what these might have entailed.

Could have been worse a flight between New York and Brussels had to return to New York after a horse managed to escape from its stall.

Later in the show I was joined once again by local historian, Margaret Mills who today took a close look at the village of Birdbrook, near Steeple Bumpstead, where it seems that there was an outbreak of multiple marriages – one woman apparently entered into no less than 9 marriages whilst another man also buried in the same churchyard was recorded as having had no less than 7 wives – not all at the same time, I hasten to add.

Listen here to what Margaret reported on these somewhat unique characters: –

 

All being well I hope to have your company again next week,
Scott

 

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