MEXICO CITY: First class passengers on a recent Aeromexico flight were confronted by a slithery stowaway, in a jaw-dropping scene reminiscent of the tongue-in-cheek action film Snakes on a Plane.
A university rector from Torreon posted a video on Twitter of the unwelcome passenger snaking its way out of a an overhead bin and dropping into the cabin.
“The flying viper, HA HA HA,” he joked.
The mile-high stir was enough for air traffic authorities to give the jet – a domestic flight from Torreon to Mexico City – a priority landing.
Animal expert Juan Carlos Gomez Juarez said it was clear from the video that the passengers were not dealing with a poisonous species.
Nobody was hurt but a few passengers were upset. “It is just really common for people to panic when they see snakes,” said Gomez Juarez.