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10th Jan 2013, 15:03

Attached text says itīs about a python on a Qantas flight from Cairns to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

10th Jan 2013, 16:23
BBC News - Snake clings to Qantas plane's wing during flight (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20975601)

10th Jan 2013, 18:07



11th Jan 2013, 00:39
The poor python didnt survive, hope the captain asked the FO to give it the kiss of life after landing!

11th Jan 2013, 00:42
Crocodiles have been known to down aircraft in Africa.

Aircraft crashes after crocodile escapes killing British pilot and 19 others | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1322580/Aircraft-crashes-crocodile-escapes-killing-British-pilot-19-others.html)

Pretty sad really.


Howard Hughes
11th Jan 2013, 01:36
Looks like the old 'Qantas snags list' email needs a revamp!;)

11th Jan 2013, 01:47
Someone wanted to take dinner with them but weren't
allowed to take it on the plane :O

Tasty eating at the other end and chilled to boot :O

Takan Inchovit
11th Jan 2013, 03:01
Must have been looking for a white rat?

11th Jan 2013, 11:22
what a/c type was it?

Devon Flyer
11th Jan 2013, 11:33
Bombardier Q400

11th Jan 2013, 20:12
Snakes commonly enter planes in search of rodents, usually because their excellent vomeronasal apparatus has picked up a scent of a meal or more likely it's excreta.

I would be surprised that a rodent could make its way up the maingear of a Q-400, but if it came up the nosegear or stowed away on some freight, the python certainly could.

Anytime a snake is found on a plane, it's time to do a careful inspection for rodents unless it can be determined the snake escaped from baggage.

Takan Inchovit
11th Jan 2013, 21:46
Birds nests would attract snakes too. But these pythons do like to frequent house ceilings for their own nesting purposes. Anybody's call.

11th Jan 2013, 21:53
Python's also like getting up high where they sit
and wait and "pluck" animals that walk past or
climb or land on the tree.

And they are smart as well in that seeing an animal
somewhere they will go to that location and wait for
them to return.

11th Jan 2013, 22:00