• Swarm of bees grounds plane in Charlotte for more than 2 hours

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A swarm of bees delayed a flight for more than two hours at Charlotte Douglas Airport.

    US Airways Flight 2690 from Charlotte to Indianapolis was scheduled to depart at 1:15 p.m. was delayed after a swarm of bees hovered around the nose of the plane.

    Passenger Jackson Gardner told Channel 9 the plane was delayed because the truck that is used to back up the plane was overcome by the bees.

    CHOPPER 9: Bees delay plane for more than two hours

    The flight crew told passengers a beekeeper was called to get rid of the swarm.

    Passengers were held on the plane because some were allergic to bees. 

    The flight crew called in a paramedic to be on standby.

    Gardner told Channel 9 that US Airways has offered all passengers $100 flight vouchers for a future flight.

    About 70 people were on board the plane.  The plane did take off for Indianapolis around 4 p.m.

    The plane arrived in Indianapolis at 5:10 p.m.

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