First the leggings, then the dragging, and now, a United Airlines passenger was stung mid-flight by what airline officials believe was a scorpion.
The shocking incident, which resulted in the passenger reeling in pain, happened last week on a flight from Houston to Calgary, Canada.
In a statement, the airline said that the passenger, whose identity has not been released, received medical attention when the flight landed. According to airline officials, the sting was not life-threatening. h/t 6abc
The airline said it has reached out to the customer to apologize for the incident.
The scorpion encounter happened just days before a high-profile incident in which law enforcement officers were called to forcibly remove a ticketed passenger from a flight to make room for United employees.
That passenger, Dr. David Dao, claims he suffered from a ‘significant concussion,’ his attorneys said Thursday. The incident has prompted massive public outrage fueled by social media.
The United Airlines passenger who went viral after being brutally removed from an overbooked flight, is a disgraced medical doctor who was charged with 98 felony drug counts for illegally prescribing and trafficking painkillers in 2005.
Dr. David Dao was accused of fraudulently filling prescriptions for hydrocodone, Oxycontin and Percocet. The good doctor even wrote prescriptions and checks to a patient in exchange for sex. He was eventually given 5 years probation.
In February, 2005, Dr. Dao surrendered his license to practice medicine in Kentucky. In 2015 the medical board lifted the suspension and allowed him to practice medicine with some restrictions. Last year, the medical board imposed even more restrictions — now he can only practice internal medicine in an outpatient facility one day a week. Continue reading