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#1 Hum

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 16:07

Stunned Qantas Airways passengers watched out their windows as a large python clung to a plane's wing during a two-hour flight from Australia's northeastern city of Cairns to Papua New Guinea.

The 3-meter (10-foot) python fought to stay on the wing, pulling itself forward only to be pushed back by the frigid wind.

Passenger Robert Weber videotaped the struggle and told Australia's Fairfax Media that the wind whipping the snake against the side of the plane left a bloody smear.

The python managed to hang on until the plane landed in Port Moresby, but a Qantas spokesman said the creature was dead on arrival.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 16:10

i figured it would not survive for a few reasons mainly how much it was flailing around and secondly how cold it is. Sad that it had to die though.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:36

poor snakey ;(

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:47

It wasn't the wind that caused the blookd, it was the flap movement on the wing crushing it.

There are better places to sit on a Dash 8 is you're a snake.

It was also a Sunstate Airlines flight who operate for Qantas.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:58

I can't believe nobody has said it yet!

"Enough is enough! I have had it with these monkeyfied snakes on this Monday through Friday plane!"

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 14:10

Should called Samuel Jackson

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 14:24

I can't believe nobody has said it yet!

"Enough is enough! I have had it with these monkeyfied snakes on this Monday through Friday plane!"


I don't think anyone would have said it that way. lol.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 14:28

In Australia, snakes are hardcore mother******

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 14:32

In Australia, snakes are hardcore **********ers


:o **********ers isn't censored!?


Or is that only because you're an editor?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 14:36

:o **********ers isn't censored!?


Or is that only because you're an editor?


Staff aren't censored, but they should also know better /edited ;)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 16:13

Why didn't someone wind down a window and let the python in ... ;)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 16:17

Pretty crazy. What's worse is that the planes aren't checked before take off?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 16:20

^ Be my guest to be the official snake checker. ;)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 17:36

That poor snake... Must have been in agony! :(

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:08

I don't think anyone would have said it that way. lol.


For those that didn't know. That was the censored line on the TV version of the movie. You can guess what the original words were. :)