Passenger stung by scorpion during flight

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A United Airlines passenger was transported to the hospital after being stung by a scorpion mid flight.

She told TMZ that she felt a stinging sensation on her leg after the plane took off and when she went to the toilet to investigate the cause of the pain, a scorpion fell out of her trouser leg and scurried away.

The passenger was taken to hospital after landing but is expected to make a full recovery.

United Airlines said in a statement: "After learning that one of our customers on flight 1554 from San Francisco to Atlanta was stung during flight, our crew responded immediately and consulted with a physician on the ground who provided medical guidance.

"Upon landing in Atlanta, the flight was met by medical personnel and the customer was transported to a local hospital.

"We have been in contact with our customer to ensure her wellbeing."