- An AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau was rerouted to Kuching, Sarawak, on Thursday after passengers found a snake slithering behind the overhead lighting fixture.
- “The captain took the appropriate action and the flight safely departed for Tawau as soon as possible," Captain Liong Tien Ling, AirAsia's chief safety officer, said in a statement. “The safety and well-being of our guests and crew is always our top priority. At no time was the safety of guests or crew at any risk."
- The airline fumigated the plane upon landing in Kuching before safely delivering passengers to Tawau.
- The Thursday incident was likened to the 2006 movie “Snakes on a Plane” starring Samuel L. Jackson.
An AirAsia pilot was forced to reroute an airborne plane after one of the passengers found a snake on board slithering behind a lighting fixture.
The AirAsia flight was reportedly on the way to Kuala Lumpur from Tawau on Thursday when the pilot was informed of the unwanted stowaway, CNN reported.
Expatriates rank Singapore as the fifth best city to live and work in, while Kuala Lumpur takes first place this year, according to a recent survey.
Climbing the ranks: Many expats have named Kuala Lumpur the best city in the world to live and work in, beating 56 other cities on the list, including Sydney, Singapore and Dubai, according to the InterNation poll.
A Dutch model based in Malaysia fell to her death while staying at an apartment in Jalan Dang Wangi in Kuala Lumpur on Dec. 7.
Malaysian authorities found 254 kilograms (559 pounds) of ketamine — believed to have a market value of 4.1 million Singapore dollars (approximately $3 million) — in a recent anti-drug operation conducted in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The large amount of drugs were seized by the Special Tactical Intelligence Group at KLIA2 at around 5:30 p.m. on October 24, according to Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigations Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh, AsiaOne reported.