Snake flies easyJet economy from Tel Aviv to London

The incident happened on an easyJet flight from Tel Aviv to Luton

The incident happened on an easyJet flight from Tel Aviv to Luton

An easyJet flight from Tel Aviv to Luton was met on the ground by police after news broke that there was a snake on board.

Those on board were terrified when the serpent was discovered in the hand luggage of one the passengers during the flight on Wednesday.

Passenger Rafi Addlestone tweeted: “No Samuel L, but an actual snake on a plane.”

Another, Michael Harris, wrote: “Just landed at Luton Airport with easyJet. Police about to board, to arrest guy who brought on a snake on the plane.”

In another comment posted on the social networking site, one of the passengers wrote: “Surprised it passed security in hand luggage… More delays with luggage as well.”

The passengers were reassured by easyJet, who responded on Twitter: “It was a non-poisonous snake and remained in its container at all times; passengers were not in any danger.”

Last updated: 11:36am, October 31 2013