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Snake slithers out of ceiling of plane during Mexico flight

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WATCH ABOVE: Snake falls from upper compartment on plane to Mexico City – Nov 7, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Passengers on a commercial flight in Mexico were given a start when a snake slithered into the cabin in a scene straight out of the Hollywood thriller Snakes on a Plane.

Carrier Aeromexico says the reptile was detected on a Sunday flight from Torreon in the country’s north to Mexico City.

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A brief video circulating online shows a greenish snake emerging from the ceiling behind an overhead luggage compartment and then partially dropping down into the cabin.

Aeromexico says in a statement that the plane was given priority landing in Mexico City, where workers “secured the reptile.”

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The airline says it’s investigating how the snake came to be in the cabin and taking measures to avoid it happening again.

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