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Snake on a Plane Forces Emirates Flight to Dubai to Be Canceled

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Emirates passenger planes are parked at their gates of Dubai airport in United Arab Emirates on May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 07:40 PM

Another snake on a plane incident canceled a flight from Muscat, Oman, to Dubai on Monday after the snake was found in the Emirates plane's cargo hold before passengers boarded.

No passengers were on the aircraft when the snake was spotted, according to Fox News. The plane was searched and cleaned, then was able to re-enter service later in the day after the snake was removed and nothing further was found.

The species of the snake was not revealed by the airline, nor whether it was venomous, Fox reported.

Unsurprisingly, the incident caused comparisons to the 2006 Samuel L. Jackson movie “Snakes on a Plane,” although in the movie an entire crate of poisonous snakes were released mid-flight rather than one snake of unknown type being found before passengers even boarded the flight.

Jackson was recently in Dubai to accept a lifetime achievement award at the Dubai International Film Festival, Fox News said.

In November, a snake fell from an overhead storage compartment in the first class section on an Aeromexico flight, causing the plane to make an emergency landing.

In 2013, a snake was found hiding in a box of food during an EasyJet flight from Israel to England. Also that year, a 10-foot python hung on to the wing of a plane flying from Cairns, Australia to Papau, New Guinea. And in 2012, animal control officers collected a smooth-scaled racer when it arrived in Scotland after coming on board in Mexico.

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Another snake on a plane incident canceled a flight from Muscat, Oman, to Dubai on Monday after the snake was found in the Emirates plane's cargo hold before passengers boarded.
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