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Snake on a plane causes pilot to re-route

Malaysia Airline
Posted at 5:16 PM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 20:13:56-05

The pilot of an AirAsia flight had to re-route the plane after a snake was spotted on the aircraft.

According to CNN, the flight was traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau, Malaysia, earlier this month when the snake was seen slithering through the light fixtures.

A passenger posted a video of the snake on TikTok.

"This is a very rare incident which can occur on any aircraft from time to time," AirAsia's chief safety officer told CNN.

The plane landed in the city of Kuching and was fumigated, according to CBS News.

The network says passengers boarded another flight to take them to their intended destination.

There is no word on the fate of the snake.

AirAsia said no one was hurt.