EL SEGUNDO (CBSLA.com) — An LAX flight carrying the Oregon State men’s basketball team back to Oregon had to return to the gate after a woman was reportedly stung by a scorpion on board the aircraft.
LAX was unable to confirm the incident, but ESPN reported that the woman, who was reportedly sitting two rows in front of coach Wayne Tinkle, was stung before Alaska Airlines flight 567 had taken off.READ MORE: Refugio Canyon Residents Return Home After Evacuation Orders Lifted
According to Tinkle, the plane had flown in from Mexico prior to Oregon State’s flight. The woman was taken away in an ambulance to be examined.READ MORE: Carson Officially Announces State Of Emergency Over Foul Odor
OSU sports broadcaster Mike Parker witnessed the event, and tweeted a picture from inside the cabin.
Oregon State had lost to Southern California 68-55 on Saturday at the Galen Center, resulting in USC snapping a massive nine-game skid.MORE NEWS: Adele Shuts Down Griffith Observatory For Secret Show On Sunday Evening
The flight landed in Portland at about 11 p.m. on Saturday.