Pilot uses WHISKY to de-ice wings after plane freezes over and is grounded

November 21, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

A spirited pilot whose plane was grounded after ice formed on the wings managed to take off after de-icing them – with whisky.

The SAS plane was stuck in Alicante airport, Spain, because there was no de-icing equipment available.

But the quick-thinking captain raided the on-board booze cabinets and poured three bottles of whisky over each of the wings.

The pilot rubs whisky on the wings to de-ice them after the plane was grounded after freezing over

The pilot rubs whisky on the wings to de-ice them after the plane was grounded due to freezing over

The whisky, with its high alcohol content, quickly defrosted the wings and, after a one-hour 20-minute delay, the plane took off for Norway.

Linda Apeland, who was on-board, said: “There was a good atmosphere in the plane.

“We were informed, amongst other things, that the whisky had been used up, so anyone wanting a drink on the trip had to make do with gin.”

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