“Snakes on a plane”, from fiction to realityBy Valeria Bigurra Peñavera
An Aeromexico flight was disturbed when a viper emerged from one of the compartments
A few days ago a video was published in social networks, in which we could see how a viper sneaked out of one of the compartments of an Aeromexico plane, causing the astonishment and even fear of some passengers.
The aircraft was traveling from Torreon, Coahuila, to Mexico City, and according to the Mexican company, they are still investigating how the snake arrived at the ship, evaluating the procedures performed on the flight, to determine if it was inside some luggage.
The flight took priority landing at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM), and once on the ground, airport staff assured the animal.
La vibora voladora...ja ja ja. Una experiencia única en el Vuelo Torreón-México, vuelo 231 de Aeroméxico. Eso si...Prioridad en aterrizaje. pic.twitter.com/qwDk6Wtszw— Indalecio Medina (@Inda_medina) 6 de noviembre de 2016
The video quickly became viral in social networks, under the title "Snake on board", which was captured by Indalecio Medina Hernández, rector of the Polytechnic University of La Laguna (UPRL), who was aboard Flight 231.
Following the incident, the airline said that the species is non-venomous and appears to be from the southeastern Mexico, and even used the event as as creative strategy, taking advantage of the recent launch of its new Boeing 787-9, in which they painted an image of Quetzalcoatl, taking as inspiration the legend of the feathered serpent.
Aeroméxico published a statement titled "No, Quetzalcoatl did not come to life", which explains the event and they mention that is being investigated, and finally they assure that they will continue working to meet the highest quality standards.
An image of the flying co-pilot holding the reptile was also posted on social networks, and clearly the size of the animal was medium, and certainly posed no danger to the passengers.
It is noteworthy that the airline also recently inaugurated a new route between Mexico City and London through its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, better known as the aforementioned "Quetzalcoatl".
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