Wednesday, June 29, 2011
150 Turtles on JFK Runway Cause Airport Slowdown
Flights were temporarily halted at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport on Wednesday morning after about 150 turtles ambled onto a runway.
JetBlue first tweeted news of the slowdown: “JFK is experiencing delays as the airport clears turtles off the runway.”
“We had about 150 turtles coming out of the bay this morning,“ said Marsico. ”They crossed the runway to a sandy beach area to lay their eggs.“
Marisco added that the turtles come out of the bay every year to lay their eggs and that ”staff has been out there since quarter to 7 this morning relocating them.”