Snake on a Plane Forces Landing

Reptile climbed pilot's leg


A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Darwin, Australia when a snake emerged from the control panels of his cockpit. Pilot Braden Blennerhassett, 26, was flying cargo for Air Frontier when a snake emerged from behind the instrument panel and crawled up his leg. He radioed air traffic control to request an emergency landing. “Look, you’re not going to believe this. I’ve got snakes on a plane,” he said. When officials searched the plane, they found a non-venomous green tree snake and a green tree frog. Both disappeared before a wildlife official arrived to collect them.

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