Snakes on a plane comes true as slithering serpent forces Emirates flight cancellation

Snakes on a plane becomes true, as Emirates flight has to be cancelled

A snake was found on a plane in with the luggage [file photo]

Monday, January 9, 2017

An Emirates flight had to be cancelled on Sunday morning after a snake was found slithering around the luggage.

The plane had been set to travel from Oman's capital Muscat to Dubai when staff spotted the stowaway, according to The New Arab.

Passengers had luckily not yet boarded the flight when the snake was found in the cargo hold in a rather creepy echo of the 2006 film.

A spokesperson told The National: "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."

They did not reveal what type of snake it was or whether Samuel L Jackson was in the vicinity at the time.