Dog Delays Flights at LaGuardia Airport

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A few flights were delayed Wednesday morning when Byrdie, a Rhodesian ridgeback, made a run for it on runway 3L at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

The approximately 30-pound canine got loose while being loaded onto a Delta flight bound for Memphis at 10:20 a.m.

Authorities quickly escorted the owner onto the runway and the dog came running to her when it was called.

The pup was only on the tarmac for about 10 minutes, and two or three flights were briefly delayed.

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