1. Home
  2. Nation
  3. Snake found in Dubai-bound Air India Express plane’s cargo hold, DGCA orders probe

Snake found in Dubai-bound Air India Express plane’s cargo hold, DGCA orders probe

The snake reaching the cargo area is the result of gross negligence. If this snake had somehow reached the passengers, there would have been a stir because you would not have been able to run away from the flight.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

New Delhi: There was a stir after a snake was found in an Air India Express aircraft. A snake was found in the cargo hold after the plane landed at Dubai airport. Aviation regulator DGCA is probing the incident. The B737-800 aircraft of Air India Express had arrived from Calicut, Kerala and the passengers were de-boarded safely.

Also Read :- Watch: Shocking video of the exact moment Odisha Health Minister was shot emerges

A senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that on arrival at Dubai airport, a snake was found in the cargo hold of the aircraft, after which the airport’s fire services were also informed about it. This is a case of ground handling fault. The official said that the incident will be investigated and suitable enforcement action will be taken in this regard. Air India Express spokesperson could not be reached for comment regarding the incident. Details about the number of passengers could not be immediately known.

How the snake reached the cargo hold of the aircraft is being investigated. An official said that the passengers were safely deboarded from the aircraft and the aircraft was thoroughly cleaned before the next flight. Another official said, “The passengers were safely disembarked and the airport fire services were informed. The aircraft has been thoroughly cleaned. The DGCA has ordered a detailed inquiry into the incident. However, no passenger has been harmed by this incident.

Before the flight of the aircraft, it is closely examined. Crew members first test every part of it, later it is given a green signal and the pilot is indicated to fly. The snake reaching the cargo area is the result of gross negligence. If this snake had somehow reached the passengers, there would have been a stir because you would not have been able to run away from the flight. This plane was going from Kerala to Dubai. It means that the snake must have entered from Kerala airport itself. Presently the matter is being investigated at a high level.

Also Read :- Air Asia Kolkata-bound flight makes emergency landing in Lucknow after it suffered a bird strike
For the latest news and reviews, follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter पर फॉलो करे...