Woman Stung by Scorpion on Iberia Flight

A woman traveling from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Madrid on Iberia was stung by a scorpion during the flight.

She was bitten on the arm and, upon arrival in Madrid, was taken to a hospital where she spent the night for observation.

The A340 was quarantined so it could be disinfected and the scorpion could be found and put on a plane back to Costa Rica. Presumably he would have to pay the full Y fare for the last minute booking.


  1. Very interesting. :). I love reading your blog everyday in the morning. and I like the fact that you actually talk aviation and related news rather than credit card stuff day in day out (like all the blogs out there). Of course, some talk of credit card is always necessary to pay the bills but other blogs are overdoing it.

    keep up the great work. :grin:

  2. Wow. So often dogs are put down after biting someone, but this scorpion gets his own airfare home?. Lol