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Passenger's joke causes flight delay in Des Moines

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

One joke caused an already delayed flight to stay grounded even longer in Des Moines on Saturday. 

Originally, a flight from Des Moines to Charlotte, North Carolina was delayed for two hours until 9 a.m.

When passengers were finally able to board the plane, one person made a joke, asking if the flight crew had been out the night before "partying." The joke caused everyone to be taken off the plane, while airline officials administered a drug test to the flight crew. 

The flight was also delayed to 1 p.m. that afternoon. 

A spokesperson said the airline takes an accusation like this one very seriously.

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