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London flight delayed as crew members argue

LONDON

An easyJet flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Belfast faced an hourlong delay after two crew members got into an epic shouting match.

Shocked passengers tweeted about the argument that grew so heated that the two crew members had to be removed from the recent flight.

Dan Lobb, a television presenter on the flight, described the scene as “unreal.”

He tweeted: “This is quite incredible. We’ve all worked with people we don’t get on with right? But this tiff means a 1 hr flight is delayed!”

The low-cost carrier confirmed what it called a “verbal disagreement” and apologized to passengers for the inconvenience.

The company said that the safety and welfare of EasyJet passengers and employees required crew members “to be able to work as a team.”

Entomologist returns moth library book 60 years late

LINTON, Ind.

A Purdue University entomology professor has returned a copy of “The Moths of the Limberlost” that he checked out 60 years ago at age 8.

WTWO-TV in Terre Haute, Ind., reports that Larry Murdock checked out the book from the Linton Public Library in western Indiana in 1956. He says he found the book in a box and that returning it “was the right thing to do.” He also paid a $436.44 fine. Murdock says the book is about what he loves, “insects and especially moths.”

The professor says he thought “maybe after all those years there are kids out there who might get some benefit” from the book by late Indiana naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter.

Linton library officials say they used the fine money to buy new computers for the children’s section.

Woman jostled on NYC subway loses grip on crickets and worms

NEW YORK

New York City subway riders are likely to get bugged over a lot of things – but a recent incident was one for the books.

The New York Post says a woman trying to sell crickets and worms lost her grip on her odd cargo when she got jostled recently on a “D” train.

Rider Chris Calabrese says startled passengers had crickets on their arms; his girlfriend was crying. The worms wriggled on the floor.

Passengers moved to the other end of the subway car. Someone pulled the emergency brake and the train halted on the Manhattan Bridge.

Calabrese says it was “the craziest thing” he’d ever seen on a train.

Associated Press

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