What we’re reading: Turtles cause delays at JFK, MAS: No more infants in first class, shifting 787 stabilizer work
Turtles on runway cause NY flight delays
Why did the turtles cross the runways at JFK? To get to the other side to lay eggs according to authorities.
Ron Marsico, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees operation of the region’s airports, said about 150 diamondback terrapin turtles were spotted on Wednesday morning crossing Runway 4L.
Pilots from Jet Blue and other airlines halted their big birds and let the expectant reptiles pass, said Marsico.