Its been a rough week for United Airlines.
“We were on the plane about an hour, having dinner, and then something fell on my head, so I grabbed it,” passenger Richard Bell told CBS in a Skype interview on its website.
Bell said another passenger who was Mexican told him, “‘Hey, that’s a scorpion, they’re dangerous,’ … That’s when it stung.”
United flight attendants helped the passenger after he was bitten “by what appeared to be a scorpion,” airline spokeswoman Maddie King said in an email yesterday – adding that a physician on the ground assured the crew that “it was not a life-threatening matter.”
The incident was reported the day after the global scandal provoked by the forced evacuation of a randomly selected client to leave a place for a United Airlines employee.