Over 100 Cockroaches Found in a China Flight. Would You Take It Even if It’s Free?


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Airplane rides can be uncomfortable — your skin feels so dry because of the recycled airm and your ears get blocked due to the air pressure.

What else will tick you off? Apart from the plane crashing, of course.

The story I am about to tell you reminds me of the movie – Snakes on a Plane.

No, no. There are no snakes involved.

What could be worse than snakes?

I am not talking about babies, even though they are ranked top three on the list of things I don’t want to encounter in a plane.

I am talking about cockroaches!

Yes, cockroaches on a plane! 

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Maybe this story could inspire a director for their next horror film.

According to South China Morning Post (SCMP), passengers who boarded two international flights bound for Yunan, China had to share their plane with cockroaches.

You might be wondering, how many?

One is more than enough for me to start shrieking in fear, but guess what….


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They found more than 100 cockroaches

Details about this disgusting incident were not revealed, including the flight details, airline company and the  part of the plane where the cockroaches were found.

I hope it was not on the seats or in the toilet.

Eeeeeeeeek!

I guess the affected airline company wants to do some damage control.

However, SCMP managed to get a photo taken by quarantine inspectors who boarded one of the planes at Kunming Changshui International airport.

Here you go.

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They mentioned that at least one domestic airline was involved, judging from the visible Chinese characters on the headrest covers, as seen in the image.

The airport authority mentioned that the situation was straightened out as the affected planes were fumigated by pest control experts.

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For those cockroach enthusiasts (yes, they exist), the cockroaches found on the plane were identified as Blatella germanica aka German cockroaches.

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It is one of the smaller species of cockroach and by the looks of it, it looks sort of pretty.


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To make things worse, they can actually fly, albeit rarely.

Gross!

I am still on the fence. Is it possible to remove them completely?

They are known to be survivors; they have been around since the time of dinosaurs!

To answer the headline, I won’t be flying on a plane infested with cockroaches.

Just a little reminder:


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Featured image: Screengrab from Snakes on a Plane