If you’re not already scared of flying, this story might just change your mind.
A woman was stung “multiple times” by a scorpion while on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Atlanta. The passenger felt a stinging sensation on her leg during the flight, and when she went to the toilet, a frickin’ scorpion fell out of her pants and crawled away.
Horrifying, we know.
The woman spoke to TMZ about her experience, and even shared a photo of the creature. Her name has not been released.
United Airlines said in a statement to USA Today that the plane crew “responded immediately” to the incident.
“After learning that one of our customers on flight 1554 from San Francisco to Atlanta was stung during flight, our crew responded immediately and consulted with a MedLink physician on the ground who provided medical guidance,” the airline said.
“The customer was transported to a local hospital. We have been in contact with our customer to ensure her well-being.”
While it’s great that the passenger is okay, the airline didn’t explain how the hell a scorpion got onto the flight in the first place.
Even more horrifyingly, this isn’t the first time that this has happened on a United Airlines flight. A scorpion also stung a man on yet another flight with the same airline in 2017 (was someone on both of those flights? Is there a person bringing scorpions with them when they fly and just letting them go???)
A second airline, EasyJet, had to delay a flight after a scorpion was found onboard in 2017.