Monday, May 8, 2023

Female passenger stung by scorpion aboard Air India flight

A woman on an Air India plane was bitten by a scorpion while on a flight from the city of Nagpur to Mumbai, the airline confirmed Saturday. The flight occurred April 23, the airline said in the statement issued to the Press Trust of India, calling it an “extremely rare and unfortunate incident.” The airline said it has previously encountered cases of rats or birds onboard flights. The woman was treated at a hospital and later released without issue. “On landing the said passenger was attended by the doctor at the airport and subsequently was treated at the hospital and discharged. Our officials accompanied the passenger to the hospital and offered all support to the passenger till discharge,” an Air India spokesperson said. After the flight touched down in Mumbai, officials carried out a search of the entire plane, eventually locating the scorpion. The Airbus A-319-100 was then fully fumigated according to protocol, the airline said. Source

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