A tiny snake found on a Qantas plane delayed the entire
flight, stranding hundreds of passengers in Sydney overnight.
A flight scheduled to depart Sydney International Airport for
Tokyo last night was cancelled after staff found a
20-centimetre snake near the aircraft doorway.
A Qantas spokeswoman told AAP 370 passengers were booked on
They were put up in accommodation in Sydney overnight.
A replacement flight was scheduled to leave Sydney at 10.15am
The spokeswoman said it was yet to be determined what type of
snake it was and where it had come from.
"The snake has gone into quarantine to determine where it's
come from," she said.
The spokeswoman said the plane had been fumigated in case the
snake was venomous.