Snake on a plane grounds Emirates flight

DUBAI (AFP) - An Emirates flight from Muscat to Dubai was cancelled after baggage handlers discovered a snake in the aircraft's cargo hold.

The animal was found before Sunday's (Jan 8) flight from Oman, the airline said in a statement, adding that the aircraft was returned to service after being thoroughly searched.

First class passengers on an Aeromexico flight in November were confronted by a snake that fell from an overhead storage compartment.

Nobody was hurt in the incident but a few passengers were rattled.