The 747 had more than 2,000 of the animals on-board as it headed for Kuala Lumpur. During the flight “the crew received a warning from the onboard fire alarm system.”
The pilots and crew believed there was smoke and possibly a fire in the cargo hold.
Uhh, not quite.
When the huge jet made an emergency landing workers found methane gas from the obviously well-fibered animals was the culprit.
A Singapore Airlines representative explained, “The aircraft landed at 5:11 p.m. local time and upon inspection, no evidence of fire or smoke was found.” After a short airing out of the compartment, “the aircraft was certified serviceable and departed at 8.20 p.m. local time."
It’s easy to believe flying in a cargo hold with a couple thousand other goats could cause a little anxiety. But the blog explains things could have been worse, for the goats.
"Animals suffering from bloat not observed closely, usually are found dead,” the page explained.
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