Saturday, January 12, 2013

Python on aircraft wings shocks passengers

A python on a plane wing shocked passengers on a Qantas flight over Australia, according to a Jan. 11 WHO TV report. Somehow, the 12-foot python was hanging on the plane's wing at 30,000 feet. That is rather astonishing news! It truly was a snake literally on a plane.
The Qantas flight was about 20 minutes into a flight from Cairns in northern Australia to Papua New Guinea when somebody looked out and noticed the python on the plane wing. One passenger was even able to get a video of the snake's valiant fight.
Robert Weber, a passenger on the plane where the python hitched a ride, said, "there was no panic. At no time did anyone stop to consider there might be others on board."
It is a good thing that there were not any more pythons on board the plane. Otherwise passengers may have gotten a bit more worried about the bizarre situation.
The python actually hung onto the plane's wing for the duration of the flight. Unfortunately, it died during the ordeal.
Weber said, "I felt quite sad for it, really. For the remainder of the flight, he was trying to pull himself back into the plane, even though he was fighting against 400km/h winds. The cabin crew told us that at cruising altitude, it was minus 12 degrees outside – but not even that was able to finish him."
That is quite sad. It seems that the python put up quite a fight to live, but was unable to survive. One question is, how did this python end up on the wing of a plane in the first place?


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