Saw this while cruising the news wires this morning:
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AP-Snake on a Plane
Pilot grabs snake, lands plane
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The much-talked-about movie ''Snakes on a Plane'' doesn't open until August. But Monty Coles doesn't have to see it. He's lived it.
Three-thousand feet in the air on Saturday, he discovered a four-and-a-half-foot black snake peering out at him from the instrument panel of his Piper Cherokee.
He'd already been preparing to land in southern Ohio after a flight from West Virginia.
He tried to swat the snake. But it just fell to his feet under the rudder pedals, and then darted to the other side of the cockpit.
So, while flying the plane with one hand, Coles grabbed the snake behind its head with his other hand, even as it coiled around his arm.
Next, he told the control tower he needed emergency landing clearance -- and that he had ''one hand full of snake and the other hand full of plane.''
He says he was cleared right in.
Coles made a smooth landing, then posed for pictures with the snake, before letting it loose.
(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
"One hand full of snake and the other full of plane"
Cool, did not now about that news.
How come the pilot was able to grab the snake?, and the plane? 😀
Great story - glad he landed safely 😉
Well....we pilots are an amazing bunch 😉
I am agree with that, 🙂
yeah i saw that on my local news. the guy flew back here to cincinnati to let it go