BA flight grounded after bird found flapping around in cockpit
British Airways service from Heathrow to New York cancelled after failure to scare away blackbird that left droppings on flightdeck seats
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.
Source: Guardian Transport