A Snake Was Found On Dubai-bound Plane

An India Express flight landed in Dubai had a snake on the airplane.

After landing in the emirate, staff of the Boeing 737 found the snake in the cargo area.

All passengers took off safely and the plane was fumigated, Indian officials confirmed.

The aircraft was traveling from Kerala, one of the busiest airports in South Indian State.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India stated that a lapse by ground staff was behind the incident and an inquiry has been created to investigate the scenario.

Although it is uncommon, snakes have previously been found on commercial flights:

Most recently, on October 18, a non-venomous snake was found on United Airlines Flight 2038. A passenger spotted it on the floor after the plane had landed at an airport in Newark, New Jersey.

In January 2017, an Emirates flight from Muscat to Dubai was grounded after a snake was found in the cargo hold.

“Flight EK0863 from Muscat to Dubai on January 8, 2017, was cancelled due to a detection of a snake in the cargo hold prior to passengers boarding,” a spokeswoman said at the time.

On November 8, 2016, first-class passengers on an Aeromexico flight in Mexico were confronted by another snake.

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