CENTRAL AFRICA: The Bees

"Getting the bugs out" is standard procedure whenever anything as complex as a new airplane is delivered. The trouble with Central African Airways' brand-new Vickers Viscount propjet was that the bugs would not go. They were not, in fact, airplane-type bugs at all, but a swarm of 75,000 bees which came hiving out of nowhere soon after the plane landed in Salisbury, to take up happy residence in one of its wings. Central's mechanics scattered, and to replace them, the airline called in a local beekeeper, Jack Garrett. Blow smoke or gas...

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