News Brief 9/23/2013, Tishrei 19, 5774
Snake on Plane Causes 13-Hour Delay
Hundreds of passengers on a Qantas Airways flight had to spend the night in a hotel after cabin crew found a snake on board a jet, as it was being prepared for take-off.
The snake was found on flight QF21 from Sydney to Narita International Airport in Japan, moments before its 370 passengers boarded the plane. Passengers were forced to spend the night in a hotel.