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Loose crabs in plane's cargo hold briefly delay New York-to-North Carolina flight

10/03/2014 09:41 EDT | Updated 12/03/2014 05:59 EST
NEW YORK, N.Y. - If passengers on a delayed flight from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina, got a bit crabby, no one could really say they were being too shellfish.

Their flight left LaGuardia Airport about a half-hour late Thursday evening because some live crabs got loose in the cargo hold.

US Airways spokesman Josh Freed tells Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1rTg05H ) it's unclear how the crustaceans got out of their container or what species they were but there were "a lot of them."

It's unknown who was shipping them.

Workers swept the crabs out of the hold, and the flight went on its way.