Scorpion Tries to Hitch a Ride on United Flight

Published May 13th, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
(AFP/ Peter Parks)
(AFP/ Peter Parks)

United Airlines is making headlines again, but this time not for dragging anyone off a plane.

Instead, passengers set to fly from Houston to Quito in Ecuador Thursday were evacuated after some customers reported there was a scorpion on Flight 1035. According to a United statement, the scorpion “emerged from a customer’s clothing.

“Paramedics at the gate immediately examined the customer and determined that he had not been stung. The customer declined further medical treatment and, as a precaution, a new aircraft was arranged,” the statement reads.

According to Mashable, United distributed meal vouchers due to the three-hour delay.

This isn’t the first time a scorpion has tried to hitch a ride on a United flight.

In April, a scorpion fell out of the overhead locker and onto a man’s head on a flight from Houston to Calgary.


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