The flight was delayed for seven hours after Brood X’s cicadas disrupted the mechanics of the press airplane. Climate issues and crew relaxation additionally contributed to the delay. The airplane was then swapped for one more and the flight took off shortly after 4 a.m. on Wednesday.
Even Biden was not spared.
“Be careful for the cicadas,” the president informed reporters. “I simply received one. It received me.
The president brushed a cicada off his neck after arriving at Joint Base Andrews for Wednesday’s flight. “Be careful for the cicadas,” the president informed reporters. “I simply received one. It received me.
Washington DC is one among many areas of the US which have been invaded by Brood X cicadas. The bugs emerge from the bottom each 17 years and interact in dive bombing raids on shifting autos and unsuspecting passers-by.