Scorpion delays United flight out of Houston

For the second time in less than a month, a scorpion has impacted a United Airlines flight out of Houston, WKTR reported.

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Flight 1035 from Houston to Quito, Ecuador, was delayed for more than three hours at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday after reports of a scorpion crawling from a passenger's clothes, FlightAware reported. Passengers were placed onto a different airplane and took off for Central America three hours, 26 minutes later.

In a separate incident on April 14, a United passenger was stung by a scorpion after it fell from an overhead bin. That flight was bound from Houston for Calgary, Alberta.

United reported that nobody was stung during Thursday’s flight. In a statement, the airline said: “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.”

It’s not clear how the scorpion got on the plane. WKTR reported.

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