HCMC – A flight attendant of Vietjet Flight VJ162 discovered a small snake in the luggage compartment of the plane, which was set to depart from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC to Hanoi City on June 7.
Following this, the pilot decided to return to an aircraft parking slot and all the passengers onboard were sent to the terminal of the airport to ensure their safety before being flown to Hanoi City on another plane, the local media reported.
After preliminary results, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said that it was not a venomous snake and added that a passenger had brought the 20-centimeter snake onto the aircraft.
The authority and the airline are cooperating with relevant units at the airport to verify the incident.
In line with the regulations, all animals are banned on aircraft and, so, the passenger who brought the snake on the plane will be punished accordingly.