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Snake clings to plane wing on Australian flight

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:23 p.m. HST, Jan 11, 2013

SYDNEY >> This snake on a plane had a turbulent flight.

Stunned Qantas Airways passengers watched out their windows as a large python clung to a plane's wing during a two-hour flight from Australia's northeastern city of Cairns to Papua New Guinea.

The 10-foot python fought to stay on the wing, pulling itself forward only to be pushed back by the frigid wind.

Passenger Robert Weber videotaped the struggle and told Australia's Fairfax Media that the wind whipping the snake against the side of the plane left a bloody smear.

The python managed to hang on until the plane landed in Port Moresby, but a Qantas spokesman said the creature was dead on arrival.

It was reminiscent of the 2006 Hollywood thriller "Snakes on a Plane."

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al_kiqaeda wrote:
Ironic. Usually it's the airlines that's barely hanging on.
on January 11,2013 | 04:14AM
scooters wrote:
Hey, nothing new here in Hawaii, our representatives in DC do that all the time..
on January 11,2013 | 08:34AM
Aquarius1 wrote:
Where's the video???!!!
on January 11,2013 | 10:56AM
iwanaknow wrote:
So this is how snake get from place to place?
on January 11,2013 | 01:34PM
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