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Angry cobra bites man on Egypt Air flight to Kuwait


An Egyptian cobra bit a man on a flight from Cairo to Kuwait on Monday causing the plane to make an emergency landing.


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An Egypt Air flight had to make an emergency landing this week after an angry cobra bit a man and caused panic.

A 48-year-old Jordanian man smuggled the Egyptian serpent onto the plane before it escaped, biting him and slithering down the aisle.

The flight was heading to Kuwait from Cairo.

The Jordan Times reported that the man, Akram Abdul Latif, owned a reptile shop in Kuwait and had smuggled the Egyptian cobra in his hand luggage.

The flight made an emergency landing at the Egyptian resort town of Al Ghardaqa on the Red Sea and continued on later that evening.

The suspect was said to have refused medical treatment, saying his wound was only superficial, CNN reported.

Egyptian cobras are incredibly deadly with a bite able to take down an elephant and kill humans within minutes.

Sadly for the passengers Samuel L. Jackson was not onboard to take care of business.