Snake grounds Emirates flight as snake found on board

Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

Emirates-A380-AircraftAn Emirates flight from Oman to Dubai was cancelled after a snake was found in a cargo hold.



Flight EK0863 from Muscat was grounded after one of the staffs of the baggage handling section found the serpent before it was due to depart as a spokeswoman said in a statement. Engineering and cleaning teams were working to clear the aircraft to re-enter service and apologised for the service. The aircraft was searched before re-entering service and arriving at its destination several hours later. The airline did not specifically confirm the species of the snake or whether it was a poisonous one.



Social media took the instance in literary comparison and sited how 2006 Samuel L Jackson thriller Snakes on a Plane just got real!



Last year November a similar panic was caused in a Mexico domestic flight when a metre-long snake was seen hanging from the overhead compartments. A 10ft (3m) scrub python was spotted clinging on to the wing as a plane made its way between the Australian town of Cairns and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea in 2013.

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