Another United Airlines flight delayed after scorpion reported aboard

13 May, 2017, 10:37 | Author: Glen Fletcher
  • Scorpion delays United flight out of Houston

In the end, the passengers departed on another plane and it was not clear whether the scorpion managed to scurry away.

"Houston to Quito flight 1035 returned to the gate after a scorpion reportedly emerged from a customer's clothing".

The passenger, Richard Bell, was stung when he picked the creature up after it landed on his plate.

When the paramedics boarded the plane, they were, thankfully, able to determine that no one had been stung. In April, a United passenger was stung by a scorpion, according to the Washington Post.

On Thursday, the scorpion was reportedly spotted emerging from a customer's clothing on Flight 1035 from Houston to Ecuador.

On a different plane, thankfully.

For their time and rattled nerves, passengers got a meal voucher, United said. The episode delayed the plane's departure for Ecuador for three-and-a-half hours. Mashable reports flight 1035 has, in fact, been delayed; however, the arachnid has not been found. This is the second scorpion-related incident to hit the airline within a month. He grabbed it out of his hair and it fell onto his dinner table.

A scorpion sighting disrupted yet another United Airlines flight on Thursday.

Linda said United apologized for the incident and offered compensation, but she wouldn't elaborate on the terms.

That scorpion sighting occurred on the same day Dr. David Dao was dragged off a flight at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, sparking international outrage.

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