Qantas snake on plane incident grounded a flight bound for Tokyo. A mandarin Rat Snake was found on board while passengers were boarding in Sydney, Australia. According to ABC News on Sept. 23, no one was hurt but the same cannot be said or the poor reptile
The snake on the plane was taken by quarantine officials for analysis, and was euthanized, “as exotic reptiles of this kind can harbor pests and diseases not present in Australia,” Australia’s Agriculture Department said in a statement.
Qantas snake on plane sounds like a sponsored version made for the Australian market of the film starring Samuel L. Jackson, "Snakes on a Plane." Luckily in this case it was a snake, singular, and it was dealt with promptly not in flight.
Just to be careful after the "Qantas snake on plane:" incident the aircraft was fumigated and the passengers were put up in hotel rooms overnight. The plane checked out ok and was on its way Monday morning.
The plane came from Singapore a day before according to the Australian Department of Agriculture. No one knows how the snake actually got on the plane. This was the second snake on a plane incident for the airline this year. A python got inside of a wing on a flight from Cairns to Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, or not, the snake died in flight and again no one was injured
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