Maggots Force Flight to Return to Atlanta

A decision by a passenger allegedly attempting to transport spoiled meat aboard a short US Airways flight from Atlanta to Charlotte resulted in the proliferation of Maggots in PAX baggage in overhead bin, forcing the pilots to return the aircraft to Atlanta.

Anyone who has taken the short flight knows that the aircraft starts its descent into Charlotte not long after it reaches its cruising altitude from Atlanta, so for the flight to divert back to Atlanta would have taken just as much time − if not more time − than merely continuing on to Charlotte and completing the flight.

Video is available for those who are not squeamish about watching a maggot crawling on a seat…

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