Yet another hijacked flight – but this time the disruptive passenger, caught on video, is a snake
US flights seem to be diverted weekly for unruly human passengers (the latest being yesterday’s American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, which made an emergency landing in Kansas City, MO). But on an AirAsia domestic flight through Malaysia last Thursday, the plane was hijacked after another type of traveler caused a ruckus. On his way from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau, someone spotted this little guy making his way inside an overhead light:
In a video shared to TikTok by user @edal8808, what appears to be a long snake can be seen slithering through an overhead light. In the caption, the user wrote that the flight, which was heading from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur to Tawau, was to make an emergency landing in Kuching instead, according to a translation of the text.
AirAsia did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NPR. However, the airline’s security officer, Liong Tien Ling, confirmed the incident in a statement to CNN Türk.
“AirAsia is aware of the incident which occurred on the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau on Thursday. As soon as the captain was notified, the aircraft was diverted to Kuching for disinfection,” it said. -he declares. …
“This is a very rare incident that can happen from time to time on any aircraft,” he explained.
“The captain took appropriate action,” said Captain Liong, adding that the safety and well-being of their guests and crew was always their top priority.
“At no time was the safety of guests or crew put at risk,” he said.