Loose snake grounds Emirates flight
An Emirates flight was cancelled recently after a snake was found slithering loose onboard. The flight from Oman to Dubai was postponed on Sunday flight when baggage handlers discovered the serpentine stowaway shortly before passengers were due to begin boarding. "Emirates can confirm that flight EK0863 from Muscat to Dubai on 8 January 2017 was cancelled due to a detection of a snake in the cargo hold prior to passengers boarding," the airline said in a statement, before apologising to passengers. The aircraft was cleared to re-enter service shortly after the incident.