Loose snake grounds Emi­rates flight

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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.

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