Earlier this summer, the cult hit Snakes on a Plane celebrated its 10th Anniversary, and as implausible as that movie was, it just became a reality for a group of Mexican airline passengers. During an AeroMexico flight from Torreon to Mexico City yesterday, passenger Indalecio Medina posted a video to social media, which shows a massive snake, believed to be a venomous green viper, falling from an overhead compartment to the main cabin. The plane was given priority clearance to land in Mexico City so that animal control could properly remove the snake.
While it still isn't known how the snake even got on the plane, UPI reports that Indalecio Medina captured the snake in a blanket and gave it some "magazines to read." He also posted another brief video on Twitter that shows animal control workers removing the snake. Here's what a representative for AeroMexico airlines had to say in a statement.
"The procedures carried out for this flight are currently being evaluated to determine how the animal entered the cabin and measures have been taken to avoid such incidents in the future."
Snakes On a Plane starred Samuel L. Jackson as FBI agent Neville Flynn, who is about to bring back Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips to Los Angeles, to testify against a mob boss who killed a powerful prosecutor. The mob boss hires an assassin to release over 450 deadly snakes onto the plane, as Neville, Sean and the rest of the passengers must to whatever they can to survive the trip from Hawaii to Los Angeles.
David R. Ellis (The Final Destination, Shark Night 3D) directed Snakes on a Plane, from a script by John Heffernan and Sebastian Gutierrez (Gothika, Elektra Luxx). The supporting cast for this action-thriller included Julianna Margulies, Rachel Blanchard, Flex Alexander, Kenan Thompson, Keith Dallas, Lin Shaye and Sunny Mabrey. Take a look at these videos to see the real Snakes on a Plane unfold.