‘Passengers started screaming’: Snake found on US plane

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Authorities at Newark Airport in New Jersey removed a snake from a plane early Monday afternoon. No injuries are to be reported.

The incident has nothing to envy to the plots of Hollywood films. Early Monday afternoon, a passenger found a snake under his seat as the plane had just landed at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, United States. It was United Flight 2038 from Tampa.

Police and dispatched employees “removed the garden snake” – or garter snake – the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) on CNN, before adding that no one was injured.

A United Airlines passenger found a snake on a plane, causing a commotion in the cabin after landing in New Jersey https://t.co/8h50y9yAZv pic.twitter.com/6napDTg3mM

— CNN (@CNN) October 18, 2022

“The passengers (…) started to shout”

According to a passenger present during the incident, “business class passengers started screaming and kicking their feet up” as the plane taxied.

In a statement, United said passengers alerted crew to the snake’s presence and the airline “called the appropriate authorities to deal with the situation.”

The snake was then released into the wild.

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