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Snake on a plane grounds Emirates flight in Muscat

The animal was found before Sunday’s flight from Oman, the airline said in a statement, adding that the aircraft was returned to service after being thoroughly searched.

world Updated: Jan 09, 2017 19:16 IST
In this May 8, 2014 file photo, Emirates passenger planes are in use at Dubai airport in United Arab Emirates.
In this May 8, 2014 file photo, Emirates passenger planes are in use at Dubai airport in United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo)

An Emirates flight from Muscat to Dubai was cancelled after baggage handlers discovered a snake in the aircraft’s cargo hold.

The animal was found before Sunday’s flight from Oman, the airline said in a statement, adding that the aircraft was returned to service after being thoroughly searched.

First class passengers on an Aeromexico flight in November were confronted by a snake that fell from an overhead storage compartment. Nobody was hurt in the incident but a few passengers were rattled.