Wait Guys, *Another* Scorpion Was Found on a United Flight


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After weeks of terrible press, one can only assume United Airlines finally thought they were over the hump. Hey, they offered that nugget-obsessed dude (opens in new tab) a free flight to Wendy's! Everything was finally not terrible! Little did they know a deranged scorpion had other plans.

In the second of two scorpion-based incidents (opens in new tab) on United flights, a passenger was crawled on by one of these critters on a flight from Houston to Ecuador.

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Apparently, the scorpion crawled out of a passenger's clothing (edit note: the horror) during the flight, but fortunately he wasn't stung. United issued the below statement (opens in new tab):

"Houston to Quito Flight 1035 returned to the gate after a scorpion reportedly emerged from a customer's clothing. Paramedics at the gate immediately examined the customer and determined that he had not been stung. The customer declined further medical treatment and, as a precaution, a new aircraft was arranged. We provided all passengers with a meal voucher due to the delay and the flight, with the customer aboard, has departed for Quito."


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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.