Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Iberia Airlines: Scorpion injures plane passenger

An Iberia aircraft had to be cordoned off after a passenger was found to have been bitten by a scorpion.

 Sources from the airline say the Airbus 340 covering flight IB6316 had just landed in Madrid's Barajas airport from San José, the capital of Costa Rica, when a Swiss woman on board had to be taken to hospital.

She was kept in observation overnight due to a bite on the arm and was released the next morning.

The woman and another five in her group were due to catch a connecting flight to Zürich, but one of them stayed behind with her in hospital.

An Iberia spokesperson said the scorpion must have got onto the plane at the point of departure, in Costa Rica.

It had to be cordoned off and fully disinfected once the scorpion was found.

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