The flight from Torreon to Mexico City encountered a mysterious passenger sliding out from the overhead compartment.
Passenger identified as Indalecio Medina made a video of this unwanted passenger, a snake more than 3 feet in length.
“I was reading a magazine and the passenger next to me saw it and, ‘Oh my word!’” said Medina.
Passengers were scared but managed to unbuckle themselves before the slimy creature dropped down on to the floor.
"It was a frightening situation ... but people remained calm because it didn't get out of that space and nobody became hysterical," said Medina. "Some people got up to see what kind of reptile it was, but nobody got carried away."
Flight attendants quickly notified the pilot, who arranged for an emergency landing; animal control took the snake into its custody.
Prioridad uno en el aterrizaje en CD-MX y control animal del aeropuerto aseguro al viajero inesperado. Final Feliz pic.twitter.com/jf5EyfSozn— Indalecio Medina (@Inda_medina) November 6, 2016
Aeromexico said it was investigating how the snake got into the cabin and would take measures to keep such an incident from happening again.
People on social media are still in disbelief but anything can happen in this wild, wild world!
Everybody thought I was playing when I said this could happen.https://t.co/1rHVcxjmEK— Terrell Turman (@terrell_turman) November 8, 2016
Wait so there really is snakes on a plane ??— Ac Ramos (@StarStruck_1914) November 8, 2016
? Snakes on a plane is now real life— Karla? (@kl1love) November 8, 2016
I legit would have passed out on the spot!! I HATE SNAKES!!https://t.co/KHouWJb6KJ
Just remember, your life could be worse. ?? “Snakes on a plane is now real life”https://t.co/IfcbOWu5qH— University 101 (@Youniversity101) November 8, 2016
Holy ?? … and I thought snakes on a plane was just fiction ?? https://t.co/5B4NrtfzZm— Kim Kelln (@KimKelln) November 8, 2016
This is unbelievable. Real life Snakes on a Plane! https://t.co/hALtEKedwv— Rhonda DuBose (@RhoniDu) November 8, 2016
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