Dog Delays Flights at LaGuardia Airport

By ABC News

Apr 25, 2012 4:42pm
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A few flights were delayed this morning when Byrdie, the Rhodesian ridgeback, made a run for it on runway 3L at LaGuardia Airport.

The approximately 30-pound canine got loose while being loaded onto a Delta flight bound for Memphis at 10:20 a.m.

Authorities quickly escorted the owner onto the runway and the dog came running to her when it was called.

The pup was only on the tarmac for about 10 minutes and two or three flights were briefly delayed.

WABC contributed to this report.

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