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NYC airport invaded by turtles, delaying flights

NEW YORK — About 150 turtles crawled onto the tarmac at New York's Kennedy airport Wednesday in search of beaches to lay their eggs, delaying dozens of flights, aviation authorities said. The slow-motion stampede began about 6:45 a.m., and within three hours there were so many turtles on one runway and nearby taxiways that controllers were forced to move departing flights to another runway. ( और अधिक...

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Amy Dillon 0
It's one thing if a plane flies through a flock of Canadian geese, with no way to divert. It's another thing to intentionally take off and knowingly kill innocent wildlife to adhere to "on time departure" and avoid paperwork, while killing tiny turtles that have lost their way and are looking for the beach. Heartless.

Steve Pusey 0
What "TARMAC?" All I see is concrete taxiways and runways. The author of the article, Chris Hawley, is accurate and resisted the customary and inaccurate use of the word "tarmac," unlike the person who wrote the headline here. There's very little "tarmac" on big airports anymore.
Amy Dillon 0
Why don't you Google it?: "turtles on JFK tarmac".

There are at least a dozen news reports calling it a tarmac. Semantics...


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