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Spirit Airlines flight stops for gator crossing runway at Orlando International Airport

Spirit Airlines flight stops for gator crossing runway at Orlando International Airport (Anthony Veraldi/Orlando International Airport)

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A Spirit Airlines flight heading to Orlando International Airport from Baltimore-Washington International Airport was halted after an alligator was spotted on the runway, WKMG reported.

Passenger Anthony Veraldi told WKMG the plane came to a stop after taxiing and the pilot told everyone about the incident.

"Believe it or not, we have to wait for an alligator that's in the middle of the runway," the pilot said.

Velardi shared the video of the gator crossing the runway on his Facebook page.

A truck was used to encourage the gator to enter a nearby pond, and the airplane proceeded to its gate, according to WKMG.

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