Alaska Airlines Passenger Stung By Scorpion


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This takes the saying “bit by the travel bug” to a whole new meaning. On Saturday evening, as the Oregon State University Men’s College basketball team boarded Alaska Airlines flight 567 from Los Angeles to Oregon, an Alaska Airlines passenger was stung by a scorpion.

Alaska Airlines Passenger Stung By Scorpion

Alaska Airlines flight 567 was delayed over an hour due to a scorpion stinging a female passenger onboard.

The Oregon State Basketball team’s twitter account confirms the incident.

Tough week for Beavs just got tougher. A scorpion just bit woman two rows in front of @waynetinkle. Plane had to go back to LAX. True story.

Alaska Airlines Scorpion

Luckily the woman was checked by a medical team and the plane was able to depart for the original destination, without the woman onboard. The plane originated from Los Cabos and the scorpion is suspected to have been a stowaway in a carry on back.

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