As if flying wasn’t awful enough already, a passenger on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Atlanta had a unwelcome surprise. A scorpion fell from a woman’s pant leg after she was stung multiple times.
Natalie Noonan, a spokesperson for the airline said,
“After learning that one of our customers on flight 1554 from San Francisco to Atlanta was stung during flight, our crew responded immediately and consulted with a MedLink physician on the ground who provided medical guidance.
The customer was transported to a local hospital. We have been in contact with our customer to ensure her well-being.”
But apparently, this isn’t the first time that a scorpion has made its way onto a flight, this year alone.
Earlier this year, in February, passenger caught a scorpion on video as it crawled out of an overhead bin after the Lion Air flight landed in Indonesia, Fox reported. Just a month later, a student flying from Toronto to Calgary was stung by a scorpion in the middle of the flight.
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Kejadian tak terduga pada penerbangan Lion Air JT 293, Pku-Jkt, 14 Feb 2019. Tiba-tiba muncul kalajengking (scorpion) di tempat penyimpanan bagasi di atas tempat duduk. Persis di atas kepala saya. Semoga ada langkah penanganan yang serius dan pihak Lion Air. “To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email to: [email protected]" #kalajengkingdipesawat #kalajengkingdilionair #hororkalajengkinglionair #terbangbersamakalajengking #scorpionatlionair #flightwithscorpion
(Photo, Wikimedia Commons; via USA Today)