Escaped Crabs Delay US Airways Flight

A U.S. Airways flight from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina, was delayed after a shipment of crabs escaped in the plane’s cargo area, an airline spokesman told ABC News.

Flight 890 was scheduled to leave LaGuardia Airport at 6:59 p.m. Thursday, but instead left at 7:25 p.m. because of “some seafood cargo problems,” the spokesman said.

Passengers tweeted about the situation, writing that crew members were forced to round up the crabs.

Yes, crabs.

Passengers were amused, surprised and bewildered.

After the crabs were rounded up, the plane took off, arriving in Charlotte about half an hour late at 9:30 p.m.