United Airlines passenger stung by apparent scorpion on flight to Canada last week

Physicians told the in-flight crew that the sting was not life-threatening.

The passenger was stung on a flight from Houston to Calgary, United said in a statement to ABC News. After the passenger was stung, the flight crew immediately consulted with a MedLink physician on the ground, who provided guidance and informed them that the sting was not life threatening.

Medical personnel met the aircraft after once it arrived in Calgary, United said, adding that it is "reaching out to the customer to apologize and discuss the matter."

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