Bugs in an airplane! The flight with Gatwick, infected with cockroach-like insects, is delayed by 24 hours

Passengers screamed in horror after a few centimeters. Long critters fell from overhead luggage lockers on their lap as they were on a flight to take off from Gatwick airport.

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A passenger said that dozens of cockroach-type insects saw running along the aisle – with flight attendants telling travelers to crush them.

Jenna Sullivan, 25, told Mail Online: “A swat fell on my seat and another landed in the lap of the man next to me. The stewardess told him to crush him. It was disgusting. & # 39;

Passengers screamed in horror after a few centimeters. Long critters fell from overhead luggage lockers on their lap as they were on a flight to take off from Gatwick airport. Jenna Sullivan (above) said that dozens of cockroach type insects roamed the aisle

Passengers screamed in horror after a few centimeters. Long critters fell from overhead luggage lockers on their lap as they were on a flight to take off from Gatwick airport. Jenna Sullivan (above) said that dozens of cockroach type insects roamed the aisle

Miss Sullivan, 25, told Mail Online: “A swat fell on my seat and another landed in the lap of the man next to me. The stewardess told him to crush him. It was disgusting & # 39;

Miss Sullivan, 25, told Mail Online: “A swat fell on my seat and another landed in the lap of the man next to me. The stewardess told him to crush him. It was disgusting & # 39;

Miss Sullivan, 25, told Mail Online: “A swat fell on my seat and another landed in the lap of the man next to me. The stewardess told him to crush him. It was disgusting & # 39;

Some of the bugs were crushed by passengers on the plane. The passenger's blue folding drawer can be seen on the right
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Some of the bugs were crushed by passengers on the plane. The passenger's blue folding drawer can be seen on the right

Some of the bugs were crushed by passengers on the plane. The passenger's blue folding drawer can be seen on the right

The incident with the & # 39; bugs at a plane & # 39; took place on Wednesday afternoon on an Air Transat flight from Gatwick to Vancounver

The incident with the & # 39; bugs at a plane & # 39; took place on Wednesday afternoon on an Air Transat flight from Gatwick to Vancounver

The incident with the & # 39; bugs at a plane & # 39; took place on Wednesday afternoon on an Air Transat flight from Gatwick to Vancounver

The incident with the & # 39; bugs at a plane & # 39; took place on Wednesday afternoon on an Air Transat flight from Gatwick to Vancouver.

Passengers were aboard flight TS177 when the critters began to tumble out of baggage lockers.

After the cabin crew had been notified of the problem, airline pest controllers boarded the A300 jet and started spraying pesticides on the seats.

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The problem was considered so serious that the captain announced that all passengers would have to leave the plane.

Canadian call center employee Jenna, 25, lives in Brighton and said: & # 39; We had been on the plane for a few minutes when a slap just fell between my seat and the man next to me.

& # 39; Another fell into his lap and picked it up. The stewardess told him to kill him immediately and he did.

& # 39; Most insects appear to be at the rear of the aircraft, but others on board said they saw them running down the main path. & # 39;

Jenna, who traveled to Vancouver for a friend's wedding, posted a photo of her bug on her Twitter account. A video of the spray seats for pest control was also posted on Twitter.

Passengers were aboard flight TS177 when the critters began to tumble out of baggage lockers. Some posted jokey gifs about the infection (above)
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Passengers were aboard flight TS177 when the critters began to tumble out of baggage lockers. Some posted jokey gifs about the infection (above)

Passengers were aboard flight TS177 when the critters began to tumble out of baggage lockers. Some posted jokey gifs about the infection (above)

After the cabin crew had been notified of the problem, airline pest controllers boarded the A300 jet and started spraying pesticides on the seats. The problem was considered so serious that the captain announced that all passengers would have to leave the plane

After the cabin crew had been notified of the problem, airline pest controllers boarded the A300 jet and started spraying pesticides on the seats. The problem was considered so serious that the captain announced that all passengers would have to leave the plane

After the cabin crew had been notified of the problem, airline pest controllers boarded the A300 jet and started spraying pesticides on the seats. The problem was considered so serious that the captain announced that all passengers would have to leave the plane

After a seven-hour delay, the airline announced that the flight had been canceled. It is thought that the crew & # 39; outside opening hours & # 39; and was not legally permitted to fly to Vancouver on the 9.5-hour flight

After a seven-hour delay, the airline announced that the flight had been canceled. It is thought that the crew & # 39; outside opening hours & # 39; and was not legally permitted to fly to Vancouver on the 9.5-hour flight

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After a seven-hour delay, the airline announced that the flight had been canceled. It is thought that the crew & # 39; outside opening hours & # 39; and was not legally permitted to fly to Vancouver on the 9.5-hour flight

Passengers were put up at nearby hotels and given food vouchers, but many complained that their hotels were too far away and that they were not taken care of properly

Passengers were put up at nearby hotels and given food vouchers, but many complained that their hotels were too far away and that they were not taken care of properly

Passengers were put up at nearby hotels and given food vouchers, but many complained that their hotels were too far away and that they were not taken care of properly

Another passenger, who asked not to be called, said: & # 39; It was terrible. Many people talked about the critters and we heard that one of the crew had claimed that the critters were eating.

& # 39; It was mainly those at the back of the aircraft who were hit, but we all saw how pest control people came on board.

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& # 39; They were spraying the seats, but after a while they left and were told that everyone had to get out.

After an initial seven-hour delay, the airline announced that the flight had been canceled.

It is thought that the crew & # 39; outside opening hours & # 39; and was not legally permitted to fly to Vancouver on the 9.5-hour flight.

Passengers were put up at nearby hotels and given food vouchers, but many complained that their hotels were too far away and that they were not taken care of properly.

They were scheduled to leave at 11.10 am on Thursday, 11 pm after their scheduled departure – but were hit with a further inexplicable delay.

Another passenger, who asked not to be called, said: & # 39; It was terrible. Many people talked about the bugs and we heard that one of the crew had claimed that the bugs were in the food. Jenna is wearing the pink headphones

Another passenger, who asked not to be called, said: & # 39; It was terrible. Many people talked about the bugs and we heard that one of the crew had claimed that the bugs were in the food. Jenna is wearing the pink headphones

Another passenger, who asked not to be called, said: & # 39; It was terrible. Many people talked about the bugs and we heard that one of the crew had claimed that the bugs were in the food. Jenna is wearing the pink headphones

& # 39; They were spraying the seats, but after a while they left and were told that everyone had to get out.

& # 39; They were spraying the seats, but after a while they left and were told that everyone had to get out.

& # 39; They were spraying the seats, but after a while they left and were told that everyone had to get out.

The airline apologized for the delayed flight to customers via their social media account, but did not respond to Mail Online when asked about the insect infestation

The airline apologized for the delayed flight to customers via their social media account, but did not respond to Mail Online when asked about the insect infestation

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The airline apologized for the delayed flight to customers via their social media account, but did not respond to Mail Online when asked about the insect infestation

Another passenger complained: & There was little or no information from the airline and then around 7 pm we were told that the flight would not go and we would stay overnight in hotels.

According to a Gatwick airport spokesperson, the pest controllers were the airline's and had no involvement in the incident.

The airline apologized for the delay of the flight to customers via their social media account, but did not respond to Mail Online when asked about the bug plague.

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