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Real Life Snakes On The Plane Incident For Passengers In Malaysia

A domestic flight within Malaysia made an emergency landing for fumigation when passengers on board the plane spotted a snake on the loose.

AirAsia confirmed a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau was diverted to Kuching as the pilot was alerted to a loose snake within the passenger compartment.

"This is a very rare incident which can occur on any aircraft from time to time," said Liong Tien Ling, AirAsia's chief safety officer, in a statement provided to the Malay Mail.

A video posted to TikTok purports to show the snake slithering through a light fixture in the plane's overhead compartment.

The airline stated that staff searched the plane for the snake upon landing in Kuching, but it was unclear whether the serpent was ever located.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.