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Emergency Landing Due to Snakes on the Plane

Cazekiel (1417893) writes | more than 2 years ago

Idle 3

Cazekiel (1417893) writes "Braden Blennerhassett, 26, probably could have used a purple lightsaber but more-than-likely used Samuel L Jackson's infamous cursing before making an emergency call to air-traffic controllers. The mayday-message?

"Look, you're not going to believe this. I've got snakes on a plane."

Indeed, it was not a belated April Fool's Day joke. The Air Frontier flight from Warren to the small town of Peppimenarti was put on hold to make an emergency landing, due to a snake suddenly appearing in the cockpit. Blennerhassett was particularly spooked when the snake crawled up his leg while landing: "My blood pressure and heart rate was a bit elevated — it was an interesting experience," he told Nine News.

If that wasn't odd enough, those inspecting the plane after its landing found a green tree frog as well. They deduced that the snake had been hunting the amphibian and--thankfully--the snake was non-venomous.

And if THAT wasn't odd, or even disturbing enough, Air Frontier's director Geoffrey Hunt told ABC News, "I have heard of crocodiles being loose in planes, but not snakes.""

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Pilot keeping his cool (1)

russotto (537200) | more than 2 years ago | (#39610259)

This is why I could never be a pilot. If this happened to me I could never resist trying to deliver the line complete with the "mother-fucking" expletives.

Re:Pilot keeping his cool (1)

Cazekiel (1417893) | more than 2 years ago | (#39610519)

Can you imagine if you're sitting there, putting everything on auto-pilot to hit on a stewardess then whoops, a crocodile wanders in? Just, y'know, bumbling in wondering what in ALL good fuck he's doing on a plane an he needs answers... NOW?

Crocodile (1)

CowboyRobot (671517) | more than 2 years ago | (#39624469)

The crocodile being loose on a plane is probably a more interesting story
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