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Snake on a plane: Emirates flight halted in serpent spotting

/ 08:42 PM January 09, 2017
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — Once Samuel L. Jackson appeared in the Mideast hotspot of Dubai, it really was only a matter of time before the snake on a plane would turn up too.

Dubai-based airline Emirates said on Monday that one of its flights from Muscat, Oman, to Dubai was cancelled the previous day after a snake was spotted slithering in the cargo hold. Passengers hadn’t yet boarded the Boeing 777.

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The carrier says the serpent was eventually captured and the plane is back in service.

Jackson, who starred in the 2006 thriller “Snakes on a Plane,” was in Dubai last month to accept a lifetime achievement award at the Dubai International Film Festival.

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In November, a snake slithered out from behind an overhead luggage compartment on an Aeromexico flight over Mexico.

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