Link Maggots cut short plane trip for two Syracuse area women Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 11:36 PM Updated: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 9:10 AM Thursday, July 01, 2010, 9:10 AM Charles McChesney / The Post-Standard Charles McChesney / The Post-Standard It wasnt Snakes on a Plane, but two Central New York women were plenty creeped out when maggots began falling on them as they sat on a USAirways flight to Atlanta on Monday. Desiree Harrell, of Syracuse, noticed maggots falling out of a closed overhead compartment as the plane was starting to taxi toward takeoff for Charlotte Monday afternoon. She told flight attendants she would not sit in that seat. Sitting in front of her was Donna Adamo, of Skaneateles. She noticed what she first thought was a bit of lint in her lap, but it was a little squishy, she recalled. Like Harrell, Adamo didnt want to sit in her seat while maggots wiggled out of the overhead storage bin and fell on her. But, she said, I didnt want to be arrested for being insubordinate on a plane. Harrell told flight attendants to tell the pilot there was a problem. Soon the plane was heading back to the gate. ______________________ USAirways said the problem was caused by a passenger who brought a container of spoiled meat onto the plane. Harrell has her doubts about that. She said there was no smell of rotten meat. And, she said, there were flies on the plane, meaning the maggots had been there long enough to mature into flies. uke: Link The life cycle from egg to adult can be completed in as little as one week, but typically takes three weeks. House fly adults normally live about two and a half weeks during the summer, but they can survive up to three months at lower temperatures. Some overwinter outdoors in protected locations, or in crevices in buildings. Flies normally stay within one or two miles of their point of origin, but some have been known to travel as far as twenty miles. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFp30CkVcLo[/ame] I would have screamed like a woman!!