At Dubai International Airport, a snake was discovered in the cargo hold of an airplane, creating severe disruption and delays. The event was promptly reported to the fire department, the hitchhiker was removed, and the whole aircraft was fumigated; nonetheless, the snake’s species remains unknown.
The Air India Express flight had arrived from one of the country’s busiest airports, Calicut International Airport in Kerala, India. The Kerala State Council for Science has previously stated that snakes and snakebites pose a significant concern in Kerala.
Not for the first time has a reptile hitchhiker boarded a passenger flight. In October, a garter snake was seen crawling along a plane’s aisle at Newark International Airport. Even though these snakes are harmless, the monster generated quite a commotion among the passengers on the aircraft, who had no clue how hazardous it was.
When harmful animals are discovered aboard airplanes, the whole aircraft is often fumigated to guarantee there are no further stowaways. However, this procedure is time-consuming and might result in considerable service delays.
The Boeing 737 was finally permitted to fly, and no one was injured. All passengers were able to depart the aircraft safely, and the aviation authority demanded an investigation into the event.