A man on a London-bound plane causes panic among fellow passengers by releasing his pet snake from his luggage mid-flight
A man on a London-bound plane caused panic among fellow passengers at the end of last month, when he released his pet snake from his luggage mid-flight.
Adam Gubbay, from Stoke Newington, bought a baby corn snake on holiday in Israel, and managed to get the pet through airport security in Tel Aviv.
Mid-way through the flight, Mr Gubbay released the reptile, named Milky, to give it a drink of water, sending fellow passengers into a panic for their safety.
"I had advised the passenger sitting next to me on my left that I was about to feed my snake and that he shouldn't be alarmed and that if it was ok, " said Mr Gubbay.
"He said to proceed, and as I did the female passenger to his left got up and started screaming."
EasyJet staff confiscated the two-foot long snake from the 24-year-old, with the pilot threatening to land the plane early.
Mr Gubbay, a trainee bus driver, said the situation was simply a "misunderstanding" but admitted he was lucky not to be prosecuted.