The maggots were in a container of spoiled meat brought on the plane by a passenger. One report recounts how one woman heard the commotion toward the back of the plane and the word maggots. Then, “[a]ll of a sudden, I felt somebody flick the back of my hair and on the front of me came a maggot, which I flicked off me.”
Now here is the question: who carries around a package of rancid, maggot-infested meat and then takes that package on a flight? The responsible passenger ironically was given a fresh new plane while the other passengers were put on the original plane, which was fumigated once it arrived in Charlotte.