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A tarantula escaped its container Wednesday, grounding Delta flight 1525 from Baltimore to Atlanta. (Archive) 2

Tarantula Grounds Passenger Jet in Baltimore

Tarantula Grounds Passenger Jet Near Baltimore (Maryland) Reports of a tarantula which escaped its cage in a passenger jet, have grounded a flight from Baltimore to Atlanta Wednesday afternoon. Delta flight 1525 was scheduled to depart from Baltimore-Washington International at 7:00 PM local time (-5 GMT) and arrive in Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International around 9:00 PM. According to reports, when baggage handlers discovered the arachnid loose in the cargo hold, threat of additional loose tarantulas ultimately halted departure. “They were able to capture it, and they contacted the handler,” according to Delta spokesman Brian Kruse. “The captain told the waiting passengers the eight-legged...