A United flight was delayed for hours Thursday after reports of a scorpion crawling from a passenger’s clothes.
According to the site FlightAware, United Flight 1035 from Houston to Quito was delayed for over three hours at George Bush Intercontinental Airport as customers where ushered onto a different plane before finally taking off.
One passenger tweeted, “The captain of my flight just told us it’s a scorpion on the plane???!!!!! Good job United!”
Another passenger tweeted, “flight 1035 from Houston to Ecuador evacuated due to a scorpion stinging a passenger,” but the airlines said in a statement that no one was stung.
The airline said, "The customer declined further medical treatment and, as a precaution, a new aircraft was arranged. We provided all passengers with a meal voucher due to the delay and the flight, with the customer aboard, has departed for Quito.”
In a separate incident April 14, a United passenger was stung by a scorpion, also on a plane out of Houston.