A python on a plane wing surprised passengers on a Qantas flight from Australia. The 9-foot Amethystine python on the plane wing was spotted when some unsuspecting passengers looked out their windows. On Jan. 10, CBS news reported that the python was noticed about an hour after the plane started heading to its destination, Papua New Guinea.
Although it is not uncommon to see an Amethystine python in the area, it is very strange to see one a plane wing. Australian officials told the press that the snake is non-venomous and is usually found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
A Qantas representative gave the following statement to the local media,
"Halfway to Papua New Guinea passengers reported seeing a snake clinging to the wing,"
Officials said that the python on the plane wing presented no threat to the operation of the plane. The flight continued as planned and all passengers landed safely, however, the snake was not so fortunate. The snake was found dead when they landed.