(KGW) — PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Portland-bound Alaska Airlines flight out of Los Angeles was delayed Saturday night after a passenger was stung on the hand by a scorpion and crew members had to search the plane for other unwanted arachnids.
Alaska Airlines spokesman Cole Cosgrove said Flight 567 was preparing to depart when the incident occurred.
Annie Simone had planned to visit family in Portland. But after she was stung on the middle finger of her right hand, she decided not to get back on the flight and return home instead.
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"It was definitely a burn/sting feeling," she said. "It all just happened so quickly!"