Scorpion attacks United Airlines passenger on San Francisco-Atlanta flight

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A woman who was travelling on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Atlanta has been stung by a scorpion.

TMZ posted a photo of the unwelcome passenger over the weekend and noted that a scorpion, a distant cousin species of the spider that some people eat, fell from her pant leg after she was stung multiple times. The woman said the scorpion fell off the leg of the trousers and "ran down the floor" of the plane, but flight attendants eventually were able. In a statement to USA Today, United Airlines confirmed the bite and said the crew "responded by righ now".

The passenger, who was not named, was flying from San Francisco to Atlanta, claiming that she had been stung by the arachnid thousands of feet above the ground, reported TMZ.

A routine flight across the United States came to resemble a scene from a weird Hollywood film after a passenger was bitten by a scorpion.

Once on the ground, the sick woman was treated by medical staff and taken to a local hospital. "We have been in contact with our customer to ensure her well-being". After feeling a "throbbing sensation" in the leg, he went to the bathroom to check it out.

In a statement, United Airlines said that the flight had been met by medical personnel after arriving in Atlanta. The scorpion "scurried across the floor", according to the woman, but flight attendants eventually captured it. Pictures shared by CBC showed the scorpion trapped inside a clear plastic cup after it had stung her just prior to the plane landing.

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