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Passenger Got A Scorpion Bite Aboard Iberia Flight  
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

http://www.aldia.co.cr/ad_ee/2007/septiembre/24/nacionales1251769.html (Spanish only)

Apparently a passenger who was on bord IB6310 from SJO to MAD got a scorpion, just as the plane was on approach to MAD. A doctor aboard the aircraft immediately treated the passenger when he complained about a pain in his stomach. The passenger was later received by a medical team and is said to be doing fine and has returned home after a short treatment. Nobody knows how the animal got on board the aircraft, but after a search, it was found dead by a passenger.

How the hell can things like these happen?

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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Thread starter):
How the hell can things like these happen?

With the crap people bring on board or critters that find their way in items, I wonder.



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User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Thread starter):
Nobody knows how the animal got on board the aircraft,

It probably crawled or it was carried on board.

Quoting LTU932 (Thread starter):
How the hell can things like these happen?

Many types of animals can inadvertantly get on board an aircraft. It just so happens this one was deadly and was able to sting someone before it was killed.



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Scorpion bites are not painful. Their stings are.


What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 2):
Many types of animals can inadvertantly get on board an aircraft. It just so happens this one was deadly

I thought most scorpion bites aren't fatal yes they are poisonous but very few species i understand can kill you.


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

Animals and little critters are not at all uncommon at airports. Where I work mice are seen in the terminal regularly, there is a small bird's nest in the hangar, there is a cat that lives in the 737 tent, and about every 1-3 weeks you can spot a coyote or fox running around on airside.

After a few months working at the airport, I'm actually surprised one doesn't hear about small animals getting a free flight more often...


CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

Actually I have to correct myself. The passenger wasn't bitten by the scorpion, he was stung by the scorpion. I apologise for the small error in translation.

User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

Seems like the animal thing is getting into IB, few wek ago there were snakes on a flight from TLV, now this scorpion from SJO,

What will be next?



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User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Thread starter):
How the hell can things like these happen?

America West had a scorpion get in the blankets and get on board a flight.
I used to see scorpions often while working the ramp in Vegas.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 7):
Seems like the animal thing is getting into IB, few wek ago there were snakes on a flight from TLV, now this scorpion from SJO,

I hope those snakes weren't poisonous.  scared 


User currently offlineUnattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 4):
I thought most scorpion bites aren't fatal yes they are poisonous but very few species i understand can kill you.

the thread starter didn't state in the original post whether or not the passenger was bitten or stung. And every sting may not be fatal, but most of them can do some unpleasant damage to the victim.



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User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

Quoting Unattendedbag (Reply 10):
the thread starter didn't state in the original post whether or not the passenger was bitten or stung.

True

Quoting Unattendedbag (Reply 10):
And every sting may not be fatal, but most of them can do some unpleasant damage to the victim.



Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 4):
yes they are poisonous but very few species i understand can kill you.

Yeah I know with poisonous animals most won't necessarily kill a human but they can make you sick from their venom. Although there are a few more species of poisonous snakes that can be deadly I know that most of them wont kill you as well.

Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 4):
Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 2):
Many types of animals can inadvertantly get on board an aircraft. It just so happens this one was deadly

That was my point reply #2 mentioned the scorpion being deadly

[Edited 2007-09-24 23:08:42]

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 11):
True

Scorpions don't bite. They sting. It is also where their venom is located.

http://phoenix.about.com/cs/desert/ht/scorpionsting.htm



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Quoting Unattendedbag (Reply 10):
the thread starter didn't state in the original post whether or not the passenger was bitten or stung.

Actually I did say bite, but then I corrected myself in reply 6.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 6):
The passenger wasn't bitten by the scorpion, he was stung by the scorpion. I apologise for the small error in translation.


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6264 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Are there any scorpions indeginous to Costa Rica? I always thought that scorpions were pretty much a desert critter...


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 14):
Are there any scorpions indeginous to Costa Rica? I always thought that scorpions were pretty much a desert critter...

Google is your friend.

http://perso.orange.fr/eycb/scorpions/GamCentr.htm



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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 7):
snakes on a flight from TLV

Snakes on a plane!? The worst movie ever came to life? Was Samuel L. Jackson onboard?

Glad to hear the scorpion guy is ok.

Gaz



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

One question: if someone was trying to bring a scorpion from Costa Rica to Spain, isn't that illegal? Wouldn't customs have possibly stopped that guy anyway?

User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6604 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

My dad once stood on a scorpion in the south of France and it got him in the big toe. (He was wearing open toed sandals at the time.) Put him in bed for a couple of days feeling very rough with one very sore leg.


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 17):
if someone was trying to bring a scorpion from Costa Rica to Spain, isn't that illegal? Wouldn't customs have possibly stopped that guy anyway?

It might have been a stowaway in a piece of luggage, shoe. Whatever. It might not have been purposely boarded, but inadvertantly onboard. Lots of possibilities. Especially from a country that has scorpions.


http://perso.orange.fr/eycb/scorpions/GamCentr.htm



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