Swarm of bees grounds plane in Charlotte

Posted on: 5:01 pm, July 24, 2013, by

Swarm of bees grounds plane in Charlotte for more than 2 hours
WSOC photo

Swarm of bees grounds plane in Charlotte for more than 2 hours WSOC photo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A swarm of bees delayed a flight for more than two hours at Charlotte Douglas Airport Wednesday afternoon, according to WSOC.

US Airways Flight 2690 from Charlotte to Indianapolis was delayed after a swarm of bees hovered around the nose of the plane.

A passenger on the plane tsaid the plane was delayed because the truck that is used to back up the plane was overcome by the bees.

The flight crew told passengers a beekeeper was called to get rid of the swarm.

Passengers were held on the plane because some were allergic to bees.

The flight crew called in a paramedic to be on standby.

A passenger on the flight told WSOC that US Airways has offered all passengers flight vouchers for a future flight.

Source: WSOC

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