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Emirates Cancels Flight After Snake Was Found on Plane

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A Dubai-based airline, Emirates, on Monday said one of its flights from Muscat, Oman, to the UAE was cancelled the previous day after a snake was spotted slithering in the cargo hold.

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It added that no passengers were aboard the aircraft when the reptile was spotted.

The airline said, “Emirates can confirm that flight EK0863 from Muscat to Dubai on 8 January 2017 was cancelled due to a detection of a snake in the cargo hold prior to passengers boarding.

“Engineering and cleaning teams are working to clear the aircraft to re-enter service. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

The carrier later confirmed the serpent was eventually captured and the plane has been returned to service.

 

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