Air Frontier pilot Braden Blennerhassett was flying freight when the snake popped its head out of the transmit button that he needed to press to communicate with the tower. 

The snake has now gone missing though with the plane grounded until it has been found. 

Air Frontier director Geoffrey Hunt said: “We have got another chap here who is an aircraft engineer and a snake handler and he had a look and couldn’t find it.” 

The plan now is to try and catch the snake using a live mouse as bait to try and tempt it out of its hiding place. Until then, this aircraft will be staying formly rooted to the tarmac.