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Airline Passenger Stung by Scorpion During FlightMonday, July 20, 2009 PrintINDIANAPOLIS ��� Southwest Airlines says an Arizona man was stung by a scorpion that hitched a ride in his carry-on luggage and delivered its sting just before his flight landed.Forty-four-year-old Douglas Herbstsommer of Gilbert, Ariz., wasn't seriously injured Sunday when he was stung by a venomous Arizona bark scorpion while going through his luggage.He was treated at Indianapolis International Airport.Southwest spokeswoman Marilee McInnis says the Arizona bark scorpion and five baby scorpions hitched a ride from Phoenix to Indianapolis in Herbstsommer's luggage.The scorpions were killed after the flight landed and the jetliner was fumigated as a precaution.

Bark scorpions are venomous, but their sting rarely causes death.See Next Story in U.S.Print,2933,534118,00.html?test=latestnews
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