A United Airlines passenger was transported to the hospital after being stung by a scorpion mid flight.

She said that she felt a stinging sensation on her leg just after the plane took off and when she went to the toilet to investigate the cause of the pain, a scorpion fell out of her trouser leg and scurried away. 

She had no idea how it got there but thinks it was already onboard.

The passenger was taken to hospital for treatment  after landing but is expected to make a full recovery.

United Airlines said in a statement: “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 physician on the ground who provided medical guidance.

“Upon landing in Atlanta, the flight was met by medical personnel and the customer was transported to a local hospital.

“We have been in contact with our customer to ensure her wellbeing.”

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