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Migrating Turtles Slow Take-Offs At JFK International Airport

Migrating Turtles Slow Take-Offs At JFK International Airport

Bird strikes at New York City-area airports have been known to cause emergency landings, but a different type of creature kept some planes from even taking off this week, the AP reports.
As part of their annual migration ritual, about 40 diamondback terrapin turtles emerged from Jamaica Bay Friday afternoon and creeped onto the runways at JFK International Airport in Queens, causing some flight holdups, per the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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