LaGuardia flight delayed when crabs escape cargo hold

NEW YORK -- You've heard of "Snakes on a Plane." Well, in real life, there are live crabs on a plane.

Although US Airways did not confirm the exact problem, several passengers tweeted about the announcement made on board.

US Airways Flight 890 was scheduled to depart LaGuardia Airport in New York at 6:59 p.m.

According to ABC News, the crabs were collected and the plane took off, arriving in Charlotte about half an hour late at 9:30 p.m.

According to a statement Thursday night from Joe Freed, a US Airways spokesperson, the flight had a "25-minute delay with some seafood cargo problems."

Tweets from passengers who said they were on board Thursday read:

Kristen Jean @kris10bourgwaah
30 min delay from LGA to CLT bc a shipment of live crabs escaped in the cargo area #crabsonaplane

Anna Scarcella @Cscarcella
"Ladies and gentlemen your flight is delayed b/c a box of live crabs spilled out in the cargo bin during flight" @USAirways how is this real

Blake Z. Larson @BlakeZLarson
Was just informed our flight is delayed because a shipment of crabs escaped in the cargo hold #crabsonaplane
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