Snake grounds Emirates aircraft at Muscat airport

Muscat - 

An Emirates flight (EK0863) on the Muscat-Dubai sector was cancelled on Sunday morning after a snake was discovered in the cargo hold.

An official from the Muscat office of the airline said, “The snake was discovered by baggage handlers. This led to the cancellation of the flight. We apologise for the inconvenience caused to the passengers.”

The aircraft has joined Emirates service after necessary security check-ups.

In November last year, a metre-long snake was found aboard a Mexican domestic flight on the Torreon-Mexico City route.

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