Snakes on a Plane (But Actually)

Snakes on a plane (But actually) by Nelson Lewis10 years ago, the film “Snakes on a Plane” was released.  Many ridiculed the film, as the concept, as well as the title, seemed pretty outlandish.  Yet sometimes life is even stranger than fiction.  Yesterday passengers on an Aeromexico commercial flight were treated to a venomous green viper, roughly five feet long, which slithered into the cabin.  Passengers watched in horror as the snake uncurled from the ceiling and fell onto the floor.  Since we live in the information age and love a good social media post, of course one particularly brave passenger took the time to film the incident, and posted it online.  Funnily enough, even if the prospect of a snake on a plane is pretty terrifying (of course once you get beyond the fact that

Flight 231 makes the two-hour trip from Torreon to Mexico City every day, although this is the first time this has ever happened.  In the video, you can see the snake slowly slithering down the side of the plane before falling onto seats.  What’s particularly interesting to me is that even if the prospect of being trapped 30,000 feet in the air with a venomous snake is pretty terrifying, nobody in the video seems to be screaming or running away.  Concerned?  Absolutely.  But nobody Since this occurred mid-flight, the plane was given priority landing at its destination.  The pilot immediately began organizing an emergency landing, and the slithery stowaway was caught by some passengers who improvised with a blanket and some magazines before emergency personnel were able to collect the reptile.  It’s as of yet unclear as to how the snake made its way onto the plane, although a spokesperson for the airline has stated that they’re looking to get to the bottom of the issue and make sure that this doesn’t happen again.  

You can check out the video below: