Charlotte Douglas airport laments day of problems


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Submitted: Thu, 07/25/2013 - 5:17pm
Updated: Thu, 07/25/2013 - 5:19pm By:

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – Things can only get better at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Anything that could go wrong on Wednesday actually did. It started with bees swarming a tug before a US Airways flight could leave the gate, causing to a two-hour delay. Then, there was smoke in a concourse that forced an evacuation.

The Charlotte Observer reports that there were also coyotes spotted near a runway that caused a minor delay. To top it off, a flight from Charlotte to Rome was diverted back to the US.

There’s also the ongoing struggle over who should take control of the airport. The N.C. General Assembly passed a law giving that control to an authority. But a judge has issued an injunction that leaves the city in control for now.

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