Moist cows cause emergency landing

Moist cows cause emergency landing

Moist cows caused a pilot to make an emergency landing.

The 390 sweaty steers triggered a fire warning light to come on while a flight was over Bristol, south west England, but fortunately the blaze notice turned out to be a load of bull.

However, before the pilot of the Korean Airways jet realised it was a false alarm, he took no chances by making an emergency stop at London's Heathrow Airport to ensure the fire issue could be sorted.

As well as the moist moos' emergency, there were 87 other mayday calls made to the Civil Aviation Authority last year.

Other occasions included times when the pilot became ill, such as one incident when the captain of a Boeing 737 became unwell and his co-pilot had to land the jet in Newcastle, north east England.