The White House press charter plane scheduled to leave Washington on Tuesday evening ahead of Joe Biden’s first trip abroad as president has been delayed by cicadas
, 的 noisy insects that have emerged after their nearly two decades of slumber
The chartered plane was scheduled to depart around 9 下午. 和, but a new plane was being dispatched to Dulles International Airport after airline officials informed White House travel aides that cicadas had invaded exterior sections of the plane late Tuesday afternoon.
The flight is now expected to leave early Wednesday morning.
Biden is also scheduled to depart for England on Wednesday morning aboard Air Force One
— an aircraft that presumably has better protection from the East Coast cicada invasion
, cacophonous bugs first emerged from the ground in May on the East Coast as part of Brood X
, which comes out every
17 年份, 根据 National Park Service
, the brood’s emergence is an awe-inspiring experience
, worthy of glossy cicada photo shoots and endless media profiles
. To others
, cicadas can be a creepy
, inescapable nuisance
(one recently crawled onto CNN’s chief congressional correspondent
, Manu Raju
, during preparations for a live shot
This round of cicadas will be dying off in late June and early July
, so we can look forward to the next time they come
, 在 2038.