Coyote delays flights at Atlanta airport

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  1. The Juiceman
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    He's going to catch that roadrunner one day, I just know it.


    By Associated Press - Athens Banner-Herald
    Published Wednesday, March 23, 2011


    ATLANTA - Authorities say a coyote wandered onto a runway at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, delaying flights for a few minutes until crews chased the animal away.
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the flights were briefly delayed Tuesday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
    Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the coyote was spotted on the south side of the airport about 3:30 p.m.
    She said an airport vehicle chased the animal into a ravine, and flights resumed after about five minutes.
     
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    Funny. I wonder if DL will apologize to affected elites. It's not obvious that this was a WX or MX delay, so who should be blamed? I hope not the GAs.
     
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    I wonder if the coyote was just late for his flight or if he was trying to bite the tire of a 747.
     
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    Delta should offer to give the coyote a free ride to ORD and set him loose there at the airport, got to level the playing field.

    Maybe airlines can just keep dropping this animal off at competitor's hubs.
     
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    Lol, I just got the image of the coyote chasing after a Frontier plane with a roadrunner on the tail.
     
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    Coyotes in Georgia! Oh,how did they ever get in?
     

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