A large python on a plane wing clung on to a commercial jet recently bound to New Guinea from Australia. As stunned passengers aboard a Qantas Airways plane looked on during the two hour flight, the snake whipped about, struggling to hang on against the wind. And no, it's not a reboot of Samuel L. Jackson's movie, "Snakes on a Plane."
According to a Jan. 10 Washington Post story, passengers on the Qantas flight from Cairns to Papua New Guinea, got more than they bargained for in the price of their airfare.
The 10-foot python on the plane wing was observed by a passenger, who immediately began videotaping the hapless reptile's journey with his smartphone.
In the video footage, the animal, known for using its coils to suffocate prey, instead, used them to avoid being blown away by the turbulent and frigid wind.
Onlookers watched as the wind battered the snake, continuously slamming its body against the plane's body. However, there was nothing anyone on board could do to save the python on the plane's wing.
Sadly, it was dead on arrival when the aircraft landed two hours later in Port Moresby.