Swarm of bees grounds plane in Charlotte
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.