SYDNEY -- This snake on a plane had a turbulent flight.
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.
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
The python managed to hang on until the
plane landed in Port Moresby, but a Qantas spokesman said the creature
was dead on arrival.
It was reminiscent of the 2006 Hollywood thriller "Snakes on a Plane."