Scorpions on a plane? United flight evacuated after arachnid spotted

According to the airline, the scorpion emerged from a customer’s clothing. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 12 May 2017
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Scorpions on a plane? United flight evacuated after arachnid spotted

DUBAI: United Airlines is making headlines again, but this time not for dragging anyone off a plane.
Instead, passengers set to fly from Houston to Quito in Ecuador Thursday were evacuated after some customers reported there was a scorpion on Flight 1035.
According to a United statement, the scorpion “emerged from a customer’s clothing.
“Paramedics at the gate immediately examined the customer and determined that he had not been stung. The customer declined further medical treatment and, as a precaution, a new aircraft was arranged,” the statement reads.

According to Mashable, United distributed meal vouchers due to the three-hour delay.
This isn’t the first time a scorpion has tried to hitch a ride on a United flight.
In April, a scorpion fell out of the overhead locker and onto a man’s head on a flight from Houston to Calgary.


ThePlace: Fifa Mountains in Jazan

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Updated 15 February 2019
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ThePlace: Fifa Mountains in Jazan

The stunning mountains in Jazan remain one of Saudi Arabia’s most popular tourist attractions. Part of the Sarawat range, the dense forests that cover the jagged rock formations create a green blanket of natural beauty on the backbone of the Arabian Peninsula. The mountains are characterized by their towering peaks, terraces, and coffee and maize fields.