Scorpion Found on US Airways Airplane

Posted Apr 22nd 2011 08:45 AM

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At least it wasn't alive. Passengers on a US Airways flight got quite the surprise Thursday when a dead scorpion was found on their airplane.

The scorpion was discovered as the plane was pulling away from its gate at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.

It seems like critters are causing quite a problem these days, as rat droppings "too numerous to count" were just discovered on a Delta aircraft.

Passengers on the flight, which originated in Houston, Texas, transferred planes and continued to their destination of Newark, New Jersey, NBC News reports.

The aircraft is being fumigated and will return to service.



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April 25 2011 at 9:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
beachpatricia

Have you people commenting ever been stung by one? I have and it hurt like hell for a minute and then your toe swells up and it is numb.....Mine came home with me after climbing in my beach bag. It took a cruise with me and came home in my tennis shoe to Houston! It came home on a plane also!

April 24 2011 at 1:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sprtcrazy

just stay home no bugs there?

April 23 2011 at 11:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
larry

Quick--------- somebody tell us what they taste like, and recommend a good wine ! ! !

April 23 2011 at 8:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joebro44

Come to Nevada we have them all the time no big deal.

April 23 2011 at 8:28 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
womensan

People watch too many old, B grade, horror films. Saying a scorpion is on a plane is like saying they found a spider or bee on one. Yes, it could sting you, but....unless you are allergic to them, it would hurt a while and go away.

April 23 2011 at 7:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mdennish

Step on the scorpion and then get on with the flight. I have found them in my house on several occasions and i have never evacuated nor fumigated my house. I squash them with a shoe and then flush them down the toilet.

April 23 2011 at 7:55 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Spskar

Long live Scorpion King!

April 23 2011 at 7:50 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
hornet32j

What Me Worry ? ,

April 23 2011 at 7:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
None

Where do these planes park? (boomdocks with pesticides and rats?)
Scorpion flying for free with no tax fees, that's the USA airways!
Funeral is on the way!

April 23 2011 at 7:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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