A poisonous snake sparked panic on a plane after it dropped from an overhead compartment mid-flight on Sunday afternoon during a two-hour Aeromexico flight between Torreon in the northern state of Coahuila and the Mexican capital.
In the chilling video uploaded by a university professor who was on the flight, shocked passengers witnessed a five-foot-long green viper as it dropped down to the seats below while traveling to Mexico City.
The plane’s pilot was reportedly given permission to make a priority landing when he reached his destination and animal control experts alerted so they could board when it arrived and take the reptile away.
Professor Indalecio Medina, said:
“The flying snake. A unique experience on Aeromexico flight 231 from Torreon to Mexico City.”
“I had to catch it with a blanket and obviously we gave it some magazines to read for a while.
“The snake arrived alive and kicking, frightened but without having paid its airfare.
“And best of all, priority when it came to landing and animal control experts waiting for the unexpected traveller.”