People.com Lifestyle Pets New Nightmare Fuel: Escaped Tarantula Grounds Plane The baboon tarantula got out into the cargo hold of the plane, but never made it to the cabin By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 25, 2015 04:22 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Enough is enough! I’ve had it with these monkey-fighting spiders on my Monday to Friday plane! That’s what the passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight also carrying an escaped tarantula were probably thinking on Wednesday night. According to The Baltimore Sun, baggage handlers loading up Flight 1525 at Maryland’s BWI airport noticed a baboon tarantula loose in the cargo hold. After hearing the creepy-crawly news, the captain of the Atlanta-bound flight grounded the plane so it could be thoroughly searched for more arachnid escapees. No more tarantulas were found scuttling about the aircraft, but passengers were still moved to another flight as a safety precaution. Delta Air Lines spokesperson Brian Kruse told the paper that the free-wheeling tarantula never made it to the plane’s cabin.