Spiders Swarm Air-Traffic Control, Delay Flights

Arachnids briefly shut down Kansas City airport

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 7, 2013 12:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – Arachnophobes and people afraid of flying will be equally creeped out by this story: Air traffic controllers in charge of guiding flights into Kansas City International Airport had to flee their posts because of a spider infestation, the New York Daily News reports. Five flights were delayed for around 15 minutes each when the control room was evacuated and controllers were moved to a different part of the building after three of them suffered spider bites. Exterminators found a nest egg that had probably hatched under the controllers' desks, reports KSHB.

Waiting for another kind of flyer.
Waiting for another kind of flyer.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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