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Pilot forced to land after snake is found in cockpit

5 April 2012 Last updated at 15:36 BST

Australian pilot Braden Blennerhassett was forced to turn his plane around after finding a snake in the cockpit.

The snake, thought to be a golden tree snake, popped out of the dashboard and even crawled down the pilot's leg as he tried to land the aircraft at Darwin airport.

He landed safely, but local rangers are yet to find the snake.

Roopa Suchak reports.