Snake bites passenger on EgyptAir flight
The plane was forced to make an emergency landing when a passenger was bitten by a snake concealed in his luggage
Ahram Online, Monday 3 Dec 2012
(Photo: Ahram Arabic News Website)
An EgyptAir pilot made an emergency landing at Hurghada airport on Monday after a snake bit a Jordanian passenger who had concealed it in his luggage.
Crew were shocked by the passenger's screams, being unaware of the snake's presence on the plane.
The accident was reported to the pilot, who requested emergency permission to land in Hurghada. The passenger was immediately taken off the plane for medical treatment, and local authorities confiscated the snake.
Following that, the flight continued on to Kuwait.