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United Flight Delayed After Scorpion Reported Aboard

A United flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed after a scorpion was spotted aboard.

United Airlines airplanes sit on the tarmac March 15 at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The company is struggling with the public relations fallout from its violent removal of one of its passengers.

A United flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed after a scorpion was spotted aboard.

United says Flight 1035 returned to the gate Thursday night after a scorpion “reportedly emerged from a customer’s clothing.” Paramedics examined the man and determined that he hadn’t been stung. It’s unclear whether a scorpion was found.

United says it found a new aircraft for the flight and all passengers were given a meal voucher for the inconvenience.

The flight eventually got underway 3½ hours late.

Another man was stung by a scorpion on a United flight from Houston to Calgary, Alberta, last month.

United has been under fire since a passenger was violently dragged off an overbooked flight by aviation police in Chicago on April 9.

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