Kuala Lumpur: In today’s era, flight is considered to be the safest and fastest mode of travel. People are thoroughly screened before boarding the flight. No such baggage is allowed on the flight, which may cause any danger to the passengers. But, there was chaos after the () sighting during the flight in Malaysia. Seeing the snake moving, the passengers aboard the flight were so scared that the pilots had to make an emergency landing of the plane. Now a video of this incident is being shared on social media.
A snake was seen moving inside the flight
According to the NPR report, this snake was seen on an Air Asia flight from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, to Tawau. This incident has been shared by a Tiktok user named @edal8808. In the video, a long snake is seen walking inside the aircraft’s overhead light fixture. In the caption of the video, the user wrote that the flight from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur to Tawau had to make an emergency landing in Kuching.
AirAsia confirms the incident
Leong Tien Ling, Chief Security Officer of AirAsia Airlines, confirmed the incident to CNN. However, no official statement has been issued by Air Asia regarding the snake sighting in the flight. The airline’s security officer said AirAsia was aware of the incident on Thursday’s flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau. As soon as the pilot was informed about the incident, he diverted the aircraft to Kuching to disinfect it.
Officer said – rare event, it can happen in any plane
It was told by the officials that neither the passengers nor the snake was hurt in this incident. According to the CNA report, after the snake was removed from the plane in Kuching, it was sent to its destination Tawau. Chief Security Officer Leong Tien Ling told that there is no need for passengers to worry about their flight. What happened on Thursday was no ordinary incident. This is a very rare event that can happen on any aircraft from time to time.
Snakes have been seen in planes before
The video has garnered over 2 million views on TikTok since it was posted on Thursday. It has also been shared on many other platforms including Twitter. However, it is not clear who recorded the video. This is not the first time that snakes have been seen inside the flight. In 2019, a woman traveling from Australia to Scotland found a snake inside her luggage. There was an occasion when a pilot had to make an emergency landing after finding a snake in the cockpit.
[Attribution to NBT]