Puppy on runway delays several flights

Puppy on runway delays several flights

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: A man attempts to retrieve a dog after it escaped from its cage during transportation on an airline at LaGuardia Airport on April 25, 2012 in New York City. The dog was caught after approximately ten minutes but not before halting plane traffic at the busy metro airport while the chase was underway. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 9:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A puppy named Byrdie delayed several flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport when she escaped from her crate and frolicked around a busy runway.

The Port Authority says the 30-pound Rhodesian ridgeback scampered around the runway for about 10 minutes on Wednesday while authorities unsuccessfully tried to collar her.

The agency says they had to find the pooch's owner aboard the Memphis-bound Delta Air Lines Airbus to help catch it.

The owner was brought out on to the runway. She called out to the 14-month-old pup and she came running to her.

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