Maggots Force Charlotte Bound Plane Back To Atlanta

A flight bound for North Carolina was forced to return to the gate in Atlanta after passengers noticed maggots falling from an overhead bin.

U.S. Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher says the maggots were in a container of spoiled meat that a passenger brought onto the plane Monday.

The plane returned to the gate and passengers got off so cleaning crews could clean the overhead bin.

Lehmacher says the flight then continued on to Charlotte, where the plane was taken out of service and fumigated out of an "abundance of caution."

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