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Scorpion injures Spanish plane passenger

Nov. 28, 2012 at 3:34 PM

MADRID, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Spanish airline Iberia said a plane had to be cordoned off at Madrid's Barajas airport after a passenger was injured by a scorpion.

Airline officials said the Airbus 340 arrived from San Jose, Costa Rica, and a passenger was taken to a hospital due to an injury from the scorpion, ThinkSpain reported Wednesday.

The passenger, a Swiss woman, was hospitalized overnight and released.

A representative for the airline said the scorpion, which is believed to have boarded the plane in Costa Rica, was captured and the plane was disinfected.

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