RDYNYC From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 65 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2181 times:
Hey everybody......look for the new Samuel Jackson Action/Thriller movie in 2006 "Snakes on a Plane" : On board a flight over the Pacific Ocean an assasin, bent on killing a passenger who's a witness in protective custody, lets loose a crate full of deadly snakes.
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4891 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
When I used to live in Vietnam this happened on an old VN Tupolev. It was carrying a large cargo of live snakes from Ho Chi Minh City to somewhere in Southern China. Thing is the snakes got loose and started slithering through the cabin. Due to the petrified passengers the plane made an emergency langing in Hai Phong.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 1822 times:
Back in the mid to late 1970's, LTU used L-1011's to fly charters to and from Indonesia. A couple of weeks after one of these flights, a passenger with a guilty conscience called in.
It seems that the person collected snakes and had obtain 7 snakes which he or she carried on board in a burlap bag. When the person home, he or she found only 3 snakes.
LTU pulled the airplane out of service and started looking. They couldn't fumigate the airplane because the critters might crawl someplace tricky to reach to die and then stink. After about 2 weeks, LTU located and recovered all of the snakes. They had to disassemble a lot of the interior to complete this hunt.
I went on a trip to the LTU facility in Dusseldorf in 1995 and the folks there told me the story was true.
C5onknees From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
I was connecting in ATL on a DL flight to SAV from DEN on a 738 just back from Honduras or some South American country and it was delayed due to 2 smuggled poisonous snakes loose in the cabin. It was horrible, 2 1/2 hours later, weather mins. in SAV added another hour delay sitting on the taxiway. Awesome DL flight! (sarcasm)
Legacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
It's just several weeks ago a LX A320 bound from ZRH to Moscow returned to the gate as a small red snake came out of the pocket of a passenger and disappeared under the seats. Some passengers observed this and for sure informed the crew immediately. The plane was offloaded. As they did not find the snake after a while, another plane was scheduled to Moscow and the flight left with some 2 hours delay.
The passenger - who's pocket the snake came from - was Russia and connected trough ZRH back home, coming from a long range flight. Obviously the snake was in his pocket the whole long range flight...... real nice feeling, having this guy in the same plane, maybe just aside.... Anyhow, he stated that this snake was not poisonous.
The plane was smoked out with a deadly gas the other day as the snake wasn't found.