Snakes On A [Qantas] Plane

16 04 2009


Just in this morning, a Qantas flight was grounded in Melbourn because four snakes had gotten loose from their container.
The snakes were four in a shipment of twelve non-venomous baby Stimson pythons, the snakes were packaged properly in a calico styrofoam bay with air holes. Their disappearance was discovered when Australia Air Express noticed that four of the snakes were missing from their container.

The aircraft was later fumigated, two flights were cancelled while Qantas staff searched for the snakes and passengers were put onto other flights.
It is still not known how the snakes managed to escape their containers as they were placed in appropriate packaging, there will be no investigations as to how the snakes escaped.

The plane was returned to service the following morning.

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