Flight Delay Caused by Escaped Crabs US Airways had to round them up before taking off By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Oct 4, 2014 7:36 AM CDT 14 comments Comments A crew works on a parked US Airways jet at Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport (AP Photo/LM Otero) (Newser) – And the week's weirdest reason for a flight delay goes to US Airways, which had to catch loose crabs in a cargo hold before letting a plane fly from New York to Charlotte, NC. A spokeswoman says it's unclear how the small crustaceans escaped their container or what species they were. But she says there were "more than a few" of them. It's unknown who was shipping them. Workers swept the crabs out of the hold, and the flight went on its way after about a half-hour.