90 passengers aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Kuwait were shocked earlier in the week when a snake reportedly bit a Jordanian man who smuggled the reptile onboard.
According to an Egypt Air official, the 48-year-old passenger, who owns a reptile shop in Kuwait, decided to hide the Egyptian cobra in a carry-on bag. Things went awry when the passenger tried to control the snake after it bit his hand and started slithering under the seats.
The incident forced the pilot to make an emergency landing in the Egyptian resort town of Al Ghardaqa on the Red Sea, according to The Jordan Times.
The Egyptian daily al-Masry al-Youm reported that the man refused medical treatment, claiming his wound was only superficial. The plane resumed its flight to Kuwait after local authorities confiscated the snake.