A large scorpion was caught on camera crawling out of an overhead luggage compartment by a Lion Air passenger.
The menacing arachnid was spotted when a woman opened the bin after the February 14 flight landed in Banten in Indonesia.
“When the plane had landed, one passenger was taking their things out of the compartment, that's when suddenly the scorpion appeared above our seat. I was in row 19 with two other passengers, an elderly married couple. When we saw the scorpion above our heads we rushed out as fast as we could,” passenger Karim Taslin said, Strait Times reported.
Taslin reportedly tried calling for cabin crew to assist him in catching the scorpion, but said their delayed response gave the poisonous creature enough time to escape. When crew members arrived and checked the cabin, the scorpion could not be found.
Witnesses reported to the International Business Times (IBT) that the scorpion appeared to be a venomous Asian forest scorpion — one of the most aggressive, and largest species found in Indonesia. Typically Asian forest scorpions grow up to five inches, but IBT reported the creepy crawler as 12 inches.
According to the Daily Mail, the scorpion was believed to have been living in the aircraft for a week prior to the flight.
Lion Air did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment, but told the Daily Mail the airline is investigating the incident.
“Ground service officers and technicians immediately carried out an in-depth search and thorough handling of the aircraft after the passengers and cargo were removed, but no animals were found,” spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro said.