Passengers aboard a Thai AirAsia flight from Bangkok to Phuket experienced an unexpected thrill when they discovered a snake in the cabin’s overhead compartment.
The incident, which took place on January 13, became the talk of social media after a video capturing the slithering intruder was shared online by a shocked passenger.
The small snake was spotted making its way over the overhead cabin lights above the compartment, prompting a mixture of reactions among passengers.
Some quickly distanced themselves from the area, while others seized the opportunity to record the unusual event on their phones.
In an attempt to handle the unexpected guest, a brave cabin crew member reportedly tried to capture the snake using an empty disposable plastic water bottle.
Eventually, the reptile was safely contained in a garbage bag, brought under control with the assistance of the plastic bottle.
A TikTok user, @wannabnailssalon, posted a video of a small snake on a plane heading from Bangkok to Phuket.— Thai Enquirer (@ThaiEnquirer) January 16, 2024
After passengers pointed out the snake, a flight attendant used a plastic bottle and a bag to catch it before landing.
The incident occurred on Thai AirAsia's FD3015… pic.twitter.com/zgY2rOqfPf
The circumstances leading to the snake’s presence inside the aircraft remain unclear, leaving passengers and airline staff puzzled.
The discovery occurred as the AirAsia Airbus A320 plane was preparing to land at the Phuket airport.
Upon landing, a thorough search of the plane was conducted, with reports confirming that no other snakes were found on board.
The incident drew comparisons to the Hollywood film “Snakes on a Plane” by some observers on TikTok, adding a touch of humor to the unexpected turn of events.
The video capturing the snake’s escapade has since garnered attention online, turning the unusual incident into a viral sensation.
As passengers reflect on their unforgettable journey, questions linger about how the snake managed to find its way onto the flight in the first place.