It’s not the first time a United Airlines passenger has encountered a scorpion on board
A United Airlines passenger says she was stung by a scorpion on a flight en route to Atlanta from San Francisco on Thursday morning.
According to TMZ, the passenger says she felt a stinging sensation on her leg. When it continued, she went to the bathroom and discovered the creature.
“The woman says that’s when the scorpion dropped out of her pant leg, still alive, and scurried across the floor,” the tabloid reports. “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 transported to a hospital.
“We have been in contact with our customer to ensure her well-being,” the statement reads.
TMZ shared a picture of the critter that apparently hitched a ride to Atlanta.
Back in 2017, following other controversies for the airline, 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.
By Courtney Kueppers