South African Pilot Lands Plane With Poisonous Cobra On His Back

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A South African pilot who made an emergency landing after a venomous snake crawled into his seat was praised by the authorities for “displaying impeccable bravery”

Rudolf Erasmus was flying a small private aircraft with four passengers from Bloemfontein to Pretoria earlier this week when he felt a large cape cobra snake moving across his back

Despite the extreme pressure, he landed the plain incident-free in Welkom, a city located roughly midway along the route

I wish to congratulate Rudolf for the courageous steps taken and for how he handled what could have been a major aviation incident “ said South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) director Poppy Khoza.

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