LAX Passenger Stung by Scorpion on Plane
The woman reportedly seemed unfazed by the incident.
A woman was stung by a scorpion on an Alaska Airlines plane on Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport. The plane was on the tarmac at the time of the incident and was subsequently delayed.
Oregon State's head basketball coach Wayne Tinkle was on the flight with his team and said the woman was fairly nonchalant about the whole thing. Because, you know, a scorpion stinging you on a plane is totally normal.
"The plane was coming from Mexico before us, and [the scorpion] was on the plane,'' Tinkle told ESPN. "The woman was a real champ. She acted like it was a mosquito bite. They got it off her but the needle was stuck."
The scorpion reportedly stung the woman on the hand before she brushed it off and stepped on it. When the plane returned to the gate she was checked by medical personnel but declined additional treatment. She did not however, get back onto the scorpion plane.
Flight attendants searched the plane for any other scorpions that may have snuck on, but did not find any. The flight originated in Los Cabos, Mexico, so the next time you take a Mexican vacation, check your carry-on before bringing along any unwanted passengers.