Video: Maggots Force Plane Back To Gate
Atlanta - A passenger aboard a plane infested with maggots said she noticed a couple of flies buzzing around the Monday flight but didn't think much of it.
Donna Adamo said she grew concerned when she heard the person behind her refusing to take her seat.
"Then I heard the word 'maggot' and that kind of got everybody creeped out," she told the Associated Press. "All of a sudden, I felt somebody flick the back of my hair and on the front of me came a maggot, which I flicked off me."
A Charlotte-bound U.S. Airways Flight forced to return to the Atlanta gate after maggots began falling from an overhead bin. Officials say the critters were the result of a spoiled container of meat that a passenger had brought onto the plane.
According to Adamo, the pilot announced that they would be returning to the gate because of a "minor emergency on board," while the flight attendants told everyone to sit down and be calm."
"I felt like they were crawling all over me because it only takes one maggot to upset your world," she said. "And as they're telling us to stay calm and seated, I see a maggot looking back at me and I'm thinking, 'These are anaerobic, flesh-eating larvae that the flight attendants don't have to sit with.'"
Adamo shot cell phone video of the chaos that ensued after the bugs were discovered.
When the place returned to the gate, passengers exited as cleaning crews quickly went to work.