Texas flight delayed because of bees -- beekeeper comes to the rescue

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Beekeeper Gets Texas Flight Off the Ground

As if flying wasn't stressful enough, passengers on a US Airways flight leaving Texas were held up for two hours because of a swarm of bees.

The Charlotte-bound flight was scheduled to leave Austin around 11:45 a.m. local time, but that's when the annoying insects showed up.

Honestly, it was hard to imagine a swarm of bees -- no matter how large -- stopping a plane from taking off ... until we heard this: Those bees were inside the jetway. That's the enclosed area that connects the terminal gate to the plane -- and the area where you could be stuck while other passengers take their seats or check their luggage.

Luckily, passengers had not yet boarded the plane. That gave at least one passenger, Bo Hussey, an opportunity to snap a picture of the hero US Airways needed and deserved -- a beekeeper.

Hussey later tweeted the picture, saying the unnamed beekeeper saved the day. You go, bee wrangler!

Interestingly enough, this isn't the first odd insect occurrence to befall a US Airways crew.

Passengers were stuck inside a flight leaving Charlotte last year when bees swarmed the tow truck that pushes the plane away from the gate right before takeoff.

And it gets even stranger from there: Another US Airways flight from New York to (you guessed it) Charlotte was held up for around half an hour just last week when live crabs escaped their cages. I think I'm seeing a trend here.

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