Plane forced to return to gate after scorpion stings woman on flight
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 3:26 PM - A scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off.
Alaska Airlines spokesman Cole Cosgrove says Flight 567 was taxing on the runway Saturday night when the passenger was stung.
He says the plane returned to the gate and the woman was checked by medics. She refused additional medical treatment but didn't get back on the plane.
Meanwhile, flight attendants killed the scorpion and checked overhead compartments for any additional unwanted arachnids.
Guy saw scorpion on his shoulder flicked it off and it landed on lady and stung her. Chivalry is dead.— Tyson Alger (@tysonalger) February 15, 2015
The flight then took off at 8:40 p.m., about an hour late. Members of Oregon State University's men's basketball team were on the flight, Cosgrove said.
Coach Tinkle was just two rows behind the woman that was stung. Paramedics have just come aboard. pic.twitter.com/BPWQjkoxVi— Mike Parker (@MEPOSU) February 15, 2015
Always loved the band "Scorpion" growing up!! It took one look at us and went the other direction. Plane from Mexico problems!— Wayne Tinkle (@waynetinkle) February 15, 2015
He says it's unclear how the scorpion got on the plane, but the flight originated in Los Cabos, Mexico.
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