Scorpions on a Plane

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Scorpions on a plane

Published: July 20, 2009 at 3:51 PM


A venomous scorpion hitched a ride on a jet plane bound from Phoenix to Indianapolis and stung one passenger before it was captured when the aircraft landed.

Marilee McInnis, a spokeswoman for Southwest Airlines, said the passenger was not seriously hurt and the Arizona bark scorpion and five of its babies were destroyed Sunday after Flight 2093 arrived at Indianapolis International Airport, the Indianapolis Star reported Monday.

Airport spokeswoman Susan Sullivan said Douglas Herbstsommer, 44, discovered the arachnids in his carry-on luggage and was stung by the adult about a half an hour before the plane landed. Herbstsommer was treated at the airport and did not require hospitalization.

McInnis said the jetliner was fumigated overnight to make sure there were no additional scorpions.


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What was that movie called? Plane, snakes and scorpions?
 

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Hope he had a round trip ticket...don't think Indy in the winter will be agreeable.
 

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In my best Samuel Jackson voice, "I'm tired of all these mother f***ing scorpions on this mother f***ing plane!!!!"
 

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How'd they ever get past the mighty TSA-holes?!?!?!?!
 

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Originally Posted by say again
How'd they ever get past the mighty TSA-holes?!?!?!?!

They had less than 3 ounces of venom.


Brilliant!! LOL
 
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