Richard Bell and his wife had just been served dinner when he felt something hit his head.
“I grabbed it. I was hanging onto it and then I realized what it was,” Bell told the CBC during a Skype interview on Wednesday (April 12).
“It stung me on the thumb right next to my nail…it stung like a wasp thing,” Bell said.
Bell praised the crew’s responsiveness.
The incident onboard a United Airlines flight is the latest of several high profile incidents for the beleaguered airline. United has attracted significant negative attention in recent weeks beginning with its decision to bar two teenage girls wearing leggings from boarding a United Airlines flight.
On Sunday, passenger David Dao, a Vietnamese-American doctor was dragged off an overbooked United flight by law enforcement after he refused to give up his seat.