Passengers on a commercial flight in Mexico were startled when a snake slithered into the cabin like a scene from the Hollywood thriller. Passengers in the cabin of the aircraft watched on in horror as the green snake uncurled from the ceiling and plopped onto the floor like a clumsy serpent from your worst nightmare — an act which was caught on camera by one passenger and then posted to Twitter.
The reptile can be seen slowly slithering down the side of the plane before falling onto seats on Aeromexico flight from Torreon. According to the media, since this scaly surprise emerged mid-flight, the plane was given priority landing at its destination. Flight attendants quickly notified the pilot who immediately began organizing an emergency landing.
Carrier Aeromexico confirmed that a live snake was found on board a flight Sunday afternoon. Flight 231, which makes the two-hour trip once a day from Torreon, Coahuila, to Mexico City was forced to make an expedited landing so animal control could come aboard to collect the reptile.
No passengers reported any injuries due to the incident but flier Indalecio Medina wrote on Facebook that he and another passenger caught the snake using a blanket and magazines before emergency personnel arrived. It's still unclear how the reptile made its away aboard the plane. A spokesperson for the airline says they are working to determine how the snake found its way into the cabin, and how they can prevent this from happening again in the future.