Crabs on a plane: Flight delayed at New York airport after crabs got loose in cargo hold

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:17 PM ET

A North Carolina-bound flight was delayed on Thursday night after crabs got loose in the cargo hold.

The US Airways plane, bound for Charlotte International Airport, was grounded at LaGuardia in New York after a shipment of live crabs escaped from their cages, an airline spokesperson told ABC News.

The flight was delayed for about 30 minutes while crews rounded up the escaped crabs.


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