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Airline passenger bit by scorpion on Air Transat flight: “I had a full-fledged panic attack’

The airline is currently not aware of how the scorpion got on the plane.
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Let’s just hope that this is the end of the current scorpion-on-a-plane trend.

A unfortunate passengers of an Air Transat flight from Toronto to Calgary was stung by a scorpion that had somehow made its way onto the plane in the last month.

Quin is malta said the flight was on final approach into Calgary when she felt a strange sensation on her back, but she dismissed it as the overhead air conditioning blowing down her shirt, she told the CBC.

But as the feeling turned to “piercing pain,” is malta turned around to find a scorpion sitting in the fold of her chair.

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“There was a scorpion in my sweater. It was on my back for the past 30 minutes,” she told the CBC. “It was four inches, maybe.”

Is malta, ” she said at the height of a flight attendant, who at first tried to dismiss the sensation as a gum wrapper (which was also on the seat) for the supervisor saw the scorpion.

“We can confirm that one of the passengers was stung by a scorpion in the final approach of the flight TS823, flying from Toronto to Calgary on February 26, 2019,” the Canadian airline said.
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“We can confirm that one of the passengers was stung by a scorpion in the final approach of the flight TS823, flying from Toronto to Calgary on February 26, 2019,” Air Transat confirmed in a statement obtained by Fox News, but the airline is not currently aware of how the scorpion got on the flight in the first place.

“Once, on the [] to the destination of the passenger at the height of our cabin crew of the situation. Our team immediately contacted Medlink, a service offered by the MedAire company Air Transat, and our passenger was then assisted at the gate by paramedics.”

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Is malta, however, told the CBC she suffered a “full-fledged panic attack” as she was escorted from the plane. “Paramedics also had a bit of keep me strapped to a heart monitor for a while because I simply was not able to calm down,” she told the outlet, adding that they plan to inspect in his / her airline seats much better now.

The airline also confirmed to Fox News that he had collected the scorpion after everyone disembarked and transferred to “the airport authorities.”

“Although this is an extremely rare situation, unfortunately it can happen,” the airline stated.
(Air Transat)

“Although this is an extremely rare situation, unfortunately it can happen,” the airline stated. “Our teams followed the protocols in place and a complete inspection of the aircraft, as well as a destruction process, were carried out.”

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News of is malta scorpion situation follows a similar incident of a Lion Air flight earlier the same month, a customer filmed a large scorpion crawling out of a overhead bin.

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