A female passenger was stung by a scorpion aboard a United Airlines flight in a scary incident that prompted an emergency response.
The unidentified woman, who was flying from San Francisco to Atlanta, said she was stung by the venomous scorpion in the middle of her flight.
She felt a strong stinging sensation on her leg, prompting her to go to the restroom, TMZ reported. The woman said a live scorpion then dropped out of her pant leg and crawled across the floor before being caught by flight attendants.
Paramedics tended to the victim, who was stung multiple times, upon the plane’s landing. She reportedly did not suffer any major injuries and will be fine.
It is still unclear where the scorpion originated from and how it got inside the woman’s pants.
Although rare, it’s not the first time a scorpion has been found on a commercial flight.
Earlier this year, a scorpion was filmed crawling out of the overhead luggage rack on a Lion Air flight in Indonesia.
A similar incident happened in 2017, when a Canadian man said he was stung by a scorpion on a United Airlines flight.
Richard Bell said the scorpion fell on his head from above him while he was eating lunch on a flight from Houston, Texas to Calgary in Canada.
The airline offered Mr Bell flying credit as compensation, which he accepted.
Later in 2017, an EasyJet flight from Paris to Glasgow was delayed overnight after a passenger spotted a scorpion on board.