If we didn’t already have a laundry list of things that bug us about air travel these days, a woman traveling from San Francisco International Airport this month has one more, literally: scorpions.
One of the multi-legged critters stung the passenger aboard a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Atlanta, airline officials said.
The passenger on Flight 1554 told TMZ that she felt stinging on her leg and when she went to the restroom, a scorpion fell out of her pant leg. Flight attendants were able to trap the stowaway insect, the passenger told TMZ.
The flight crew immediately contacted a physician on the ground to provide guidance, according to a statement from United Airlines. Medical personnel met the flight when in landed in Atlanta and the passenger was taken to a hospital. Her condition was not available, although scorpion stings are seldom harmful to humans.
Airline officials are investigating how the scorpion came to be on the plane.
“We have been in contact with our customer to ensure her well-being,” according to the statement from United Airlines.