(CNN) It was a like a scene out of the Samuel L. Jackson movie, “Snakes on a Plane” for passengers on an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Kuwait.
A snake reportedly bit a Jordanian man who smuggled it onto the plane.
In the movie, Jackson’s character tries to figure out how to save the plane after snakes start killing passengers.
Monday’s incident forced the pilot to make an emergency landing in the Egyptian resort town of Al Ghardaqa on the Red Sea.
An Egypt Air official said the 48-year-old passenger, who owns a reptile shop in Kuwait, had hidden the Egyptian cobra in a carry-on bag.
The passenger was trying to control the snake after it bit his hand and was slithering under the seats.