Snake on a plane grounds Emirates flight at Muscat Airport
Monday 09/January/2017 10:58 AM
By: Times News Service
Muscat: A detection of a snake grounded a Muscat to Dubai flight on Sunday morning.
Confirming this, an Emirates spokesperson said: “Emirates can confirm that flight EK0863 from Muscat to Dubai on 8 January 2017, was cancelled due to a detection of a snake in the cargo hold prior to passengers boarding. We apologise for the inconvenience caused," it said.
Airline officials said that the flight was scheduled to leave Muscat at 10.50 am and arrive at Dubai at 11.55 am. “All the passengers were booked in the best connecting airlines,” officials said.
Emirates fly three times a day to Dubai from Muscat.