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Bees delay US Airways Express flight from NC

By Associated Press


CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> A US Airways Express flight left three hours late from a North Carolina airport after a swarm of bees kept crews from rolling the plane back from the gate.

US Airways spokesman Davien Anderson says Flight 2690 to Indianapolis had boarded Wednesday afternoon and was ready for departure from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Anderson says a worker approached the tug — which pushes the airplane back from the gate — and noticed the bees.

The worker couldn't operate the tug in fear of being stung.

US Airways spokeswoman Michelle Mohr says a beekeeper captured the bees. She says the 79 passengers and four crewmembers aboard left at 4 p.m. and arrived in Indianapolis at about an hour later.

None of the bees got inside the cabin, and no injuries were reported

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opalaedo wrote:
Hope the bees were not destroyed. No bees, no life!
on July 24,2013 | 03:08PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Is it just the bees' knees, or the birds and the bees?
on July 24,2013 | 05:39PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Are bees covered under OSHA?
on July 24,2013 | 05:40PM
JFWhite wrote:
The NC Legislature is so busy sticking their noses in the Birds and Bees of Women in NC that it's no wonder the Bees are beginning to revolt.
on July 24,2013 | 06:57PM
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