In a shocking incident in flight, a snake was found lounging in the cargo hold of a Dubai-bound Air India Express aircraft after landing at its destination on Saturday 10th December, told a senior official. The civil aviation regulatory body, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is already investigating the incident.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
According to a senior official, the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing the incident. He said told a snake was found in the Air India Express aircraft hold of the flight coming to the Dubai airport and the airport fire services were also reported.
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Air India Express said
One of the Twitter users shared a video of the shocking incident and complained the passengers were stuck in Dubai airport last 7 hours. To this, Air India Express responded, “Dear Sir, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. Hope you have been transferred to a hotel and have been updated by our team about the incident.”
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The B737-800 aircraft came from Calicut, Kerala and the passengers were safely deplaned. It is a ground-handling lapse. The incident shall be probed and suitable enforcement action shall be taken, the official informed the news agency.
An Air India Express spokesperson could not be reached for comments. Details about the number of passengers could not be immediately ascertained.
This is not the 1st time that a reptile has been found on an aircraft. Earlier, a snake onboard a United flight sent passengers into a panic on Monday. The incident was reported on board a flight between Florida’s Tampa city to New Jersey.
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