An Australian pilot of fear and forced to make an emergency landing there after a snake was found slithering in the dashboard of his control aircraft, aviation officials said Thursday.
Blennerhassett Braden who was in Air Frontier to the remote town of Darwin in the Northern Territory Peppimenarti, when the snake appeared in the cockpit.
He made an emergency call and landed safely at Darwin.
“Blood pressure and heart rate my ride – it was an interesting experience,” says Blennerhassett told Nine News.
“What is scary is when the plane landed, the snake slithered my legs.”
Frontier Air director, Geoffrey Hunt said Blennerhassett managed to overcome the situation well, given that Australia is home to some of the most venomous snakes in the world.
“He said there were snakes on the plane,” said Hunt told reporters, and then the pilot had difficulty communicating with the control tower.
“The snake that appears near the button is pressed while talking with the control tower.”
Until the snake was found, the plane will be deactivated.