A couple of months ago Flight wrote about camel spider that fatally distracted a military pilot in an F-16 fighter aircraft while in Afghanistan. Ben Mutzabaugh's Today in the Sky Blog has highlighted how an airline passenger was stung by a scorpion during a flight from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Madrid.
"Someone must have smuggled the scorpion onto the aeroplane and let it out there," an Iberia representative says. "The motive is not clear."
The victim's deodorant would have been tested to the max having felt severe nausea after being stung by the creature, which was caught and killed by fellow passengers.