Mosquito Swarm Delays Flight, Causes Chaos in Cabin

A flight in Mexico was delayed for several hours due to an unexpected invasion of mosquitoes in the cabin. The incident, which took place on October 6, occurred on a Volaris flight scheduled to fly from Guadalajara to Mexico City. Unbeknownst to the passengers, a swarm of mosquitoes had also boarded the aircraft, causing a significant delay.

The incident was captured on video by passenger Elizabeth Esmeralda Minjarez Corona. The footage shows flight attendants attempting to control the situation by waving their arms and spraying insect repellent in the air. The video, which has since gone viral, depicts a scene reminiscent of a scene from a Hollywood movie.

The flight, initially scheduled to depart at 4:30 p.m., was delayed until 7 p.m. due to the mosquito invasion. The exact method of entry for the mosquitoes into the aircraft remains unclear. However, this is not the first time such an incident has occurred on a flight departing from Guadalajara International Airport.

Local media have reported a similar incident that took place on a Volaris flight in 2019. Mexican journalist Juan Manuel Jiménez recounted his experience on a flight filled with mosquitoes in a social media post. The airport’s location, near areas prone to flooding and abundant vegetation, as well as contaminated bodies of water, provides an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Weather conditions also contribute to the proliferation of these insects.

This incident is not the first time animals have caused disruptions on flights. Earlier this month, a flight from Thailand to Bangkok was thrown into chaos when a white rat and an otter, smuggled onboard by passengers, broke free and ran loose in the cabin.