Cicadas delayed the White House press plane by 7 hours recently.
According to The Daily Wire:
The White House press corps has been bugged.
The departure of the charter plane ferrying members of the press corps to Europe to cover President Joe Biden’s first foreign trip was delayed for seven hours overnight after cicadas “invaded the engine and caused mechanical issues,” The Daily Mail reported Wednesday.
The plane was set to take off from from Dulles International Airport in Virginia at 9 p.m., but didn’t leave until nearly 4 a.m.
“The White House press charter, flying from Dulles to Europe ahead of President Biden, has been delayed for hours — due to mechanical issues caused by cicadas. Yes. Cicadas,” Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire wrote on Twitter.
You can’t even make this stuff up.