Later, the wind whipped the snake’s body against the wing, causing blood to spray across the engine. According to Weber, the pilot, who had been watching the snake’s struggle, said, “He should be dead.”
Not so fast, cap’n. The snake continued to fight the good fight until the plane touched ground. Based on the report from the Sydney Morning Herald, it’s unclear if it’s still alive, but it seems unlikely.
While the snake was nowhere near passengers, there was a case last year of a snake showing up in the cockpit of a different plane. That flight’s captain, Braden Blennerhassett, was forced to make an emergency landing. “Look, you’re not going to believe this,” Blennerhassett said during the call to the control tower. “I’ve got snakes on a plane.”