Snake on a plane alarms passengers on a local Thai AirAsia flight


Unwelcome passenger: In the TikTok video, a snake can be seen slithering around in one of the cabin’s overhead compartments. — Screencap from Wannabnailssalon/TikTok

Passengers on a Thai AirAsia flight from Bangkok to Phuket had a nasty surprise when a snake was spotted slithering around in one of the cabin’s overhead compartments.

A TikTok video starring the reptilian stowaway was shared by user @wannabnailssalon and has since chalked up 3.4 million views on the platform.

When the snake was seen in the aircraft – an AirAsia Airbus A320 – some passengers swiftly moved out of their seats while others started filming the bizarre incident, believed to have happened on Jan 13.

In the video, a flight attendant is seen trying to trap the snake in an empty water bottle, to no avail. The reptile was later swept into a rubbish bag using the water bottle.

It is not known how the snake ended up on the plane. According to local media, the scaly passenger was found when the aircraft was about to land at Phuket International Airport.

After landing, safety officers on the ground were notified to sweep the plane in case there were other snakes, but no more were found.

Some commenters on the TikTok video asked how the snake made its way inside the aircraft’s cabin.

Others said the encounter reminded them of Hollywood film Snakes On A Plane, in which dozens of venomous snakes are released on a passenger plane in an attempt to kill a trial witness. — The Straits Times/ANN

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