Snake on a plane grounds Emirates flight

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File image of an Emirates airplane in full flight.

File image of an Emirates airplane in full flight.

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File image of an Emirates airplane in full flight.

File image of an Emirates airplane in full flight.

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

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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First class passengers on an Aeromexico flight in November were confronted by a snake that fell from an overhead storage compartment. Nobody was hurt in the incident but a few passengers were rattled.