Snake Found In Cabin Of Thai AirAsia Plane

As somebody with an irrational worry of snakes, that is my private nightmare…

Snake slithers round Thai AirAsia jet cabin

This incident occurred on Saturday, January 13, 2024, and entails Thai AirAsia flight FD3015, working from Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) to Phuket (HKT). The quick 66-minute flight was flown by a 13-year-old Airbus A320 with the license plate HS-ABQ.

Sooner or later towards the top of the flight, it was found that there was a small snake within the cabin. As soon as the airplane landed in Phuket, passengers have been requested to stay seated, whereas the “unticketed” traveler was handled.

In a video posted on-line (which has been considered over 4 million occasions on TikTok), you may see how the crew dealt with this example.

The snake could be seen close to the overhead lighting panel, above the overhead bin. A flight attendant then tried to get the snake to slither right into a water bottle, with no luck. He then introduced over a big trash bag, and used the bottle to push the snake in there. That labored. I’m very impressed by how calmly this was all dealt with.

Had I been on that airplane seated close to this example, the viral video would’ve been my response to the scenario, reasonably than the snake as such. 😉

This isn’t the primary “snakes on a airplane” incident

After all when an incident like this happens, Samuel L. Jackson’s 2006 “Snakes on a Aircraft” film in all probability involves thoughts. The fact is that it’s fairly uncommon for snakes to be found on planes, although it does occur.

For instance, in February 2022, a snake was found within the lighting panel on an AirAsia Airbus A320 flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Tawau (TWU). The airplane ended up diverting to dump the non-ticketed creature. I suppose a silver lining right here was that the snake was behind a panel.

In the meantime in November 2016, a snake was found within the overhead console on an Aeromexico Embraer E190 flying from Torreón (TRC) to Mexico Metropolis (MEX). The airplane continued its flight, was captured by passengers, and was eliminated upon touchdown.

Again in 2013, a 10-foot python hitched a trip on the wing of a Qantas turboprop flying from Cairns (CNS) to Port Moresby (POM). Whereas the snake managed to remain on the wing for the whole flight, it was discovered lifeless upon arrival.

Backside line

A snake was found within the cabin of a Thai AirAsia jet working a home flight from Bangkok to Phuket. Whereas this may have scared the heck out of me, the flight attendant dealt with the scenario with grace, and managed to get the snake to slither right into a trash bag.

What do you make of this AirAsia snake incident?

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