A pilot flying a Boeing 747 was forced to issue a “mayday” call and make an emergency landing after overheating cows were mistaken for a fire.
Pilots sent out a distress signal and received permission to come down at Heathrow Airport, London.
Yet when technicians inspected the cows’ deck they found no evidence of flames or even smoke.
Cows emit large quantities of methane and maintain body temperatures slightly higher than that of a human – the combination of which may have explained the sounding of an alarm.
It’s sort of like what’s going to happen quite regularly once new restaurants are up and running at Washington’s National airport.
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