HOUSTON (AP) — A United flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed after a scorpion was spotted aboard.
United says Flight 1035 returned to the gate Thursday night after a scorpion “reportedly emerged from a customer’s clothing.” Paramedics examined the man and determined that he hadn’t been stung. It’s unclear whether a scorpion was found.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Calls On Lawmakers To Pass Fairness Act, Preventing Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation, Gender
United says it found a new aircraft for the flight and all passengers were given a meal voucher for the inconvenience.
The flight eventually got underway 3½ hours late.READ MORE: Open For Business: Manayunk Chambers Guest House In Manayunk Can Be Anyone's Home Sweet Home
Another man was stung by a scorpion on a United flight from Houston to Calgary, Alberta, last month.
United has been under fire since a passenger was violently dragged off an overbooked flight by aviation police in Chicago on April 9.MORE NEWS: Former Philadelphia City Council President Anna Verna, 90, Dies
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