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Snake on EgyptAir plane forces emergency landing

Passenger tries to smuggle poisonous cobra on flight to Kuwait.
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An EgyptAir flight from Cairo to Kuwait was forced to make an emergency landing at Hurghada after a passenger was bitten by a snake he had concealed in his clothing, it was reported on Tuesday.

Reports claim the Jordanian national was bitten when the snake, believed to be a cobra, escaped after being hidden in a bag en route to being smuggled into Kuwait, said Aviation Herald.

Crew decided to make an emergency landing in the Red Sea city of Hurghada, 300 miles from Cairo, when they heard screams from the victim. The passenger was taken to hospital upon landing.

The aircraft eventually landed in Kuwait 4.5 hours late with 90 passengers onboard. The snake was confiscated by airport authorities, although it may have been trampled to death by passengers beforehand, the report said.

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