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Cicadas delay the flight of the White House press corps to the UK by hours


A charter flight for the White House Press Corps, which will accompany President Biden on his first overseas trip to the UK, has been delayed by cicadas, Fox News has confirmed.

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy said the flight at Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia was “several hours” delayed Tuesday evening.

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Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire tweeted that the cicadas that had stalked the city and other parts of the US after 17 years underground had caused a “mechanical problem”.

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Biden will leave for the UK on Wednesday for the first leg of his European visit, which includes the G7 summit in Cornwall.

The President will also travel to Belgium and Switzerland during the week-long tour.

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