And Nothing Worse Happened To Her For The Rest Of The Day | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.21.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **
** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **

Thu, May 06, 2004

And Nothing Worse Happened To Her For The Rest Of The Day

Live Frog Hops Out Of Passenger's Salad

When you eat on board a commercial flight these days, every bite is precious. A bag of peanuts is nice. A cold sandwich is the passenger's equivalent of gastronomic Valhalla. But a salad... when was the last time you saw one of those in the air?

So imagine the surprise of a Qantas passenger headed from Melbourne, Australia, to Wellington, New Zealand, when she attacked her salad, fork in hand -- and a frog jumped out of the bowl.

A 1.6-inch long whistling tree frog, to be exact.

"There was a bit of consternation by the passenger who called back the attendant," said Fergus Small of New Zealand's Ministry of Agriculture, quoted by the BBC.

Small said frogs have been known to travel in the cargo holds of aircraft down under. But this was the first time that the Ministry's quarantine service ever heard of one popping up -- or popping out -- of a salad.

A Qantas spokesman says the airline immediately changed lettuce vendors and has introduced "additional procedures into the salad supply process."

The frog? He didn't make it. He was killed by officials from the quarantine service upon landing in Wellington (We hadn't realized the penalties for stowing away aboard an aircraft in the South Pacific were quite so strict).

FMI: www.qantas.com.au

Advertisement

More News

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet sa>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet sa>[...]

Game-Changing NBAA2014 Sponsor Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics!

Innovation Brings Safe, Certified, Nanophosphate® Lithium Batteries To New Business Aircraft True Blue Power is the first company in the world to achieve FAA TSO and EASA ETSO >[...]

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash!

Get Aero-News Delivered To Your E-Mail We know you, like many of our readers, make it a point to check out the latest news and information daily on Aero-News... but did you know th>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC