Snake on a Plane Cancels Emirates Flight

Snake on a Plane

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Snake on a Plane Cancels Emirates Flight

An Emirates flight was canceled on Monday after a snake was found in the cargo hold of the aircraft, according to a report from Fox News.

the flight from Muscat, Oman to the United Arab Emirates was canceled until aircraft crews could inspect and clean the aircraft.  Emirates confirmed that cancellation but did not say what type of snake was found or whether it was venomous or not.

A spokesman for the airline told Gulf News,

“Emirates can confirm that flight EK0863 from Muscat to Dubai on 8 January 2017, was cancelled due to a detection of a snake in the cargo hold prior to passengers boarding.  Engineering and cleaning teams are working to clear the aircraft to re-enter service. We apologise [sic] for the inconvenience caused.”

This is obviously not the first time a snake has been found a plane, but uneasy none-the-less!  A snake was found in an overhead bin on a Aeromexico flight in November, which terrified many passengers.  On a positive note, no passengers were actually on the Emirates flight when it was discovered and it was also in the cargo hold, a little better than finding one in the overhead bin!

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