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Weekly Weird: More Unfortunate Airplane Food Stories

There were two unhappy surprises in travel food this week, plus a near miss that would cause you to lose your lunch. Read on for the weird details!

This Snickers really satisfies … if you’re a meth head. Officials at Los Angeles International Airport confiscated luggage this week that contained 45 full-sized Snickers bars. Was the Japan-bound flyer just really hungry? Nope, the Snickers were really just four pounds of methamphetamine, covered in chocolate and hidden inside candy wrappers, reports the NY Daily News.

There was a scarier food incident this week on Air Canada, in which a passenger found a sewing needle in the in-flight meal. Last month, needles were found hidden in sandwiches on Delta flights, injuring at least one passenger. Reuters reports that the airline is investigating the incident.

Ever rushed off a plane so fast you forgot something? Unfortunately for United passengers, someone left a camera on a seat and it wasn’t noticed until the next flight had already taken off. When the camera, which was sitting on an empty seat, was noticed and no one claimed it, the flight had to make an emergency landing so the camera could be checked out by bomb technicians. The Huffington Post quoted the TSA as saying that the plane was diverted “out of an abundance of caution” and was found to be harmless. Hope there weren’t any awkward photos on there!

And finally, some pilots got a shock this week when an air traffic controller error led to a close call for three planes at Reagan National Airport. The BBC reports that three US Airways planes were accidentally put on a collision course, and one plane came within 500 feet of another. Luckily, no one was harmed.

Did you see anything weird on your travels this week? Tell us in the comments!

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