Passengers stunned by real-life 'snake on a plane'

Several aeroplane passengers were stunned to see a real snake attached to the wing of their plane.

Fortunately for the people on the flight from Cairns, Australia, to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the scrub python – the longest snake in Australia - didn't do any damage, unlike the vipers in Samuel L. Jackson's 2006 movie 'Snakes on a Plane', but they spent their journey fearing for the reptile's life.

Passenger Robert Weber is quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald as saying: "I felt quite sad for it, really. For the remainder of the flight, he was trying to pull himself back into the plane, even though he was fighting against 400km/h winds.

"The cabin crew told us that at cruising altitude, it was minus 12 degrees outside - but not even that was able to finish him."

A Qantas spokeswoman said: "We have never heard of this happening before."

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