CALGARY, Canada --A United Airlines passenger was stung mid-flight by what officials believe was a scorpion, the airline has confirmed.
The incident happened last week on a flight from Houston to Calgary, Canada.
In a statement, the airline said that the passenger, whose identity has not been released, received medical attention when the flight landed. According to airline officials, the sting was not life-threatening.
The airline said it has reached out to the customer to apologize for the incident.
The scorpion encounter happened just days before a high-profile incident in which law enforcement officers were called to forcibly remove a ticketed passenger from a flight to make room for commuting United employees.
That passenger, Dr. David Dao, suffered from a "significant concussion," his attorneys said Thursday. The incident has prompted massive public outrage.