Easter Eggs Dropped From Plane Covered In Herbicide

An Easter egg hunt done with the best intentions but with a serious lapse in judgement left childrens’ eggs and candy covered in herbicide.

By nowproducerdave on March 26, 2018
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

File this one in the “duh” category, right over there next to the guy who tried to get a spider out of his house with fire. A town in Arizona wanted to do an Easter egg hunt for the kids, and what better way to scatter a bunch of Easter eggs than dropping them from an airplane, right?

Any of us who have young children know the joy they experience when they collect more eggs than their siblings or other children on Easter. The bright colors, the plastic bubbles filled with sugary goodness, and the joy of discovering them. “I found one, mommy!” being heard all across the field where the eggs have been hidden. The problem with this egg hunt though was that the airplane that was used for the drop was a crop duster. It’s an active crop duster, which was previously filled with herbicide, probably just days if not only hours before. You know, for the crops. They filled the tanks of the crop duster with the easter eggs, and dropped them from whatever crop-dusting height.

They didn’t wash the tanks out before filling them with the eggs. The fire department of the town posted a message to their social media explaining that the tanks weren’t washed out, despite the event organizer’s claims that it was “reportedly scrubbed multiple times prior to being used for the candy drop.” So these kids are out there eating easter candy from plastic eggs that they collected with their bare hands and probably stuck their hands in or around their mouths (because that’s just what kids do). At the time of this writing, according to the article, no illnesses have been reported, but officials are still warning parents of the situation.

Now, whether the tank was scrubbed out or not, why would anyone drop candy and toys for children from the tanks of an active crop duster? Common sense, right? See more on the story here.

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