Snake on a plane grounds Emirates flight

By AFP
Published: January 9, 2017
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An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800, with Tail Number A6-EOF, lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California. PHOTO: REUTERS

An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800, with Tail Number A6-EOF, lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California. PHOTO: REUTERS

An Emirates flight from Muscat to Dubai was cancelled after baggage handlers discovered a snake in the aircraft’s cargo hold.

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The animal was found before Sunday’s flight from Oman, the airline said in a statement, adding that the aircraft was returned to service after being thoroughly searched.

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  • Syed
    Jan 9, 2017 - 4:39PM

    And the good part is , you cannot find this news on UAE Media ,on contrary to this our media can easily find the family tree of this snake .. and shouting like a Maniacs all over the world.Recommend

  • Omar
    Jan 9, 2017 - 6:08PM

    @Syed:
    Well, to be honest, you won’t find news of how South Asian workers live in horrible conditions either. These autocratic Arabs are enjoying life till the West needs them, at the expense of poor South Asians. Their media is not free like ours. Recommend

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