I wanted to put the cap-locks on for the title, just too really convey my horror in writing this story, but it would have seem very unprofessional. I don’t mind snakes; in fact don’t even mind handling one and I have in the past.
But this story takes the whole plate of nachos.
Slightly bizarre and an incredible case of life imitating art, EgypAir flying from Cairo to Kuwait was forced to make an emergency landing, because an Egyptian cobra was on the loose, and Samuel L. Jackson nowhere to be found…I promise that is my first and last reference to the Sam man.
According to the Egyptian daily al-Masry al-Youm, the Jerusalem Post reported that it was a Jordanian man who owns a reptile shop that was responsible for the snake. He had apparently hid a snake in his carry-on bag, and during the flight the snake bit him causing him to scream out in pain. This in effect caused the passengers to become “distressed”.
After being bitten and letting go of all common sense, the man let the snake get away. The plane was diverted to a safe landing in Egypt and the snake was removed. Apparently the owner refused treatment and said the wound was only superficial.
What about the nightmarish wounds left behind with all those passengers?