NEWS British Airways flight #BA189 cancelled after bird found in Dreamliner cockpit

A British Airways flight due to take off from Heathrow to the US had to be cancelled when a bird found flapping inside the cockpit could not be removed by crew.

Efforts to remove the blackbird over several hours culminated in airport ground staff using a recording of birds in distress in an attempt to scare it away, but this succeeded only in forcing the animal into hiding.

Passengers on Monday’s flight #BA189 to Newark, New Jersey, were transferred to a later service.

One passenger, Anna Dolganov, told the Guardian “A blackbird flew into the face of the pilot and started flying around the cockpit.”

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