Snake clings to plane wing on Australian flight

Stunned Qantas Airways passengers watched out their windows as a large python clung to a plane's wing during a two-hour flight from Australia's northeastern city of Cairns to Papua New Guinea.


The 3-meter (10-foot) python fought to stay on the wing, pulling itself forward only to be pushed back by the frigid wind. The python managed to hang on until the plane landed in Port Moresby, but a Qantas spokesman said the creature was dead on arrival. (AP)