Passenger allegedly stung by scorpion on United Airlines flight to Atlanta

Passenger allegedly stung by scorpion on United Airlines flight to Atlanta

A woman said she was stung by a scorpion while she was a passenger on a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta.

A United Airlines passenger said she was stung by a scorpion Thursday morning during a flight to Atlanta from San Francisco.

According to TMZ and SFGate, the passenger said she felt a stinging sensation on her leg. When it continued, she went to the bathroom and discovered the arachnid. “The woman says that’s when the scorpion dropped out of her pant leg, still alive, and scurried across the floor,” TMZ reported. “It was eventually caught by flight attendants.” United Airlines said in a statement Friday that upon landing in Atlanta, the woman was met by medical personnel and taken to a hospital. “We have been in contact with our customer to ensure her well-being,” the statement said.

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It’s not clear how the scorpion got on board the aircraft, but it’s not the first time it has happened.

In 2017 there were two reported occurrences of scorpions on United flights.

In April 2017, a scorpion stung passenger Richard Bell on a United flight from Houston to Calgary when it fell from an overhead bin, according to CNBC.

A month later, a different flight was evacuated in Houston after a passenger spotted a scorpion crawl out of a fellow traveler's sleeve. It was determined he had not been stung.