Before an Emirates flight from Muscat to Dubai could push through, baggage handlers discovered a snake in the aircraft’s cargo hold. The flight was canceled.
In a statement made by the airline, the animal was found before a flight from Oman. After a thorough search, the aircraft was returned to service.
In a separate incident last November, first class passengers in an Aeromexico flight were rattled when a snake fell from an overhead storage compartment. Nobody was hurt.