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Scorpion bites airline passenger on San Francisco-Atlanta flight

Scorpion bites airline  passenger on San Francisco-Atlanta flight

A female passenger on United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Atlanta was bitten by a scorpion mid-flight. A woman who felt a stinging sensation reportedly inspected herself in the aircraft’s bathroom, only to discover a scorpion in the leg of her pants. The arachnid was eventually captured by the plane’s crew.

The woman was transferred to hospital immediately after landing at her destination.

A photo shows the airborne invertebrate animal in what appears to be a cardboard box used to serve meals on board.

In a statement, United Airlines said that the flight had been met by medical personnel after arriving in Atlanta.

“We have been in contact with our customer to ensure her well-being,” the airline said.

It’s not clear how the eight-legged creature managed to slip onto the plane undetected.