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American Airlines plane at Miami International Airport evacuated after pilot finds “suspicious canister” in cockpit

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Good grief, it's called a "roach can"...

Edited by Automan63
Spellcheck doesn't like "roach"

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So the real worry here is, Why do planes need roach traps. Are we flying in roach infested airplanes? How is that safe :\

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1 minute ago, Zimix99 said:

So the real worry here is, Why do planes need roach traps. Are we flying in roach infested airplanes? How is that safe :\

Roaches themselves don't make planes "unsafe" pre se. Now, the chemicals used to kill them, that could be a different story if their even mildly corrosive. I seriously doubt it.

If the average person EVER knew what goes on behind the scenes at some of the very best restaurants, they'd never dine out.

As to roaches on planes, they get transplanted from passengers luggage, from what that luggage has been exposed to and where,from food carts that come on board, sometimes from the very passengers themselves. It just happens. Roaches are disgusting and gross, seldom if ever life threatening..

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4 minutes ago, Automan63 said:

Roaches themselves don't make planes "unsafe" pre se. Now, the chemicals used to kill them, that could be a different story if their even mildly corrosive. I seriously doubt it.

If the average person EVER knew what goes on behind the scenes at some of the very best restaurants, they'd never dine out.

As to roaches on planes, they get transplanted from passengers luggage, from what that luggage has been exposed to and where,from food carts that come on board, sometimes from the very passengers themselves. It just happens. Roaches are disgusting and gross, seldom if ever life threatening..

Don't roaches eat wiring casings and other plastics (actually isn't that the bulk of their diet?) and can short circuit stuff with their bodies? I know roaches themselves are harmless (Albeit a bit disgusting). If you ask me though, Bedbugs are 10,000,000times worse =)

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1 minute ago, Zimix99 said:

Don't roaches eat wiring casings and other plastics (actually isn't that the bulk of their diet?) and can short circuit stuff with their bodies? I know roaches themselves are harmless (Albeit a bit disgusting). If you ask me though, Bedbugs are 10,000,000times worse =)

Can't say I've heard of roaches eating wire insulation. Seems counter productive to spend all that energy eating something that does not nourish.  Not saying it doesn't happens, just it's new to me if it does.

Bed bugs, now that's a problem of a different scale altogether. They multiply exponentially faster than roaches and infest in multiple hours instead of days and they bite. And they don't stop biting. Killing them is also a HUGE pain in the ass, as mass fumigation needs to take place in a sealed off area and that... can be a problem for planes (corrosion hazard and oily residue)

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17 hours ago, Automan63 said:

Roaches themselves don't make planes "unsafe" pre se. Now, the chemicals used to kill them, that could be a different story if their even mildly corrosive. I seriously doubt it.

If the average person EVER knew what goes on behind the scenes at some of the very best restaurants, they'd never dine out.

As to roaches on planes, they get transplanted from passengers luggage, from what that luggage has been exposed to and where,from food carts that come on board, sometimes from the very passengers themselves. It just happens. Roaches are disgusting and gross, seldom if ever life threatening..

It is not very well known but planes that come from out of the USA are VERY subject to carry all kinds of nasty bug and critters and they are NOT cleaned in a manner that eradicates the bugs, Around 1992 i caught a plane in San Francisco that has just came from south america and I was bitten by a Chagas carrying bug on my ankle and i became sick and was ill for many months before i found a doctor who could treat it, as at that time it was NOT heard of here in the states and If you read about it, I don't know for sure if the doc killed it or it went into dormant stage and if so could come back anytime after 7 years and then there is nothing they can do for you at that point! yea, not very happy to carry that on my shoulders since that time!! another reason I quit flying planes!! Chagas has now spread to all over the USA and just to prove my point IF you donate blood it is ONE of several things they test for now BEFORE you can give blood!!

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19 hours ago, Zimix99 said:

Don't roaches eat wiring casings and other plastics (actually isn't that the bulk of their diet?) and can short circuit stuff with their bodies? I know roaches themselves are harmless (Albeit a bit disgusting). If you ask me though, Bedbugs are 10,000,000times worse =)

Don't know about them eating insulation. But let one of them find its way inside the avionics and short out a microprocessor...

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