This isn't a sequel to the 2006 movie rather an extraordinary, if very sad, video of a scrub python stuck on a wing of Qantas QF191 flight between Cairns and Port Moresby.
Stunned passengers spotted the stricken snake during the flight and notified the cabin crew, but unfortunately it was found dead on arrival. It was thought that the snake had climbed up inside the landing bay.
WARNING: This video contains some distressing scenes.
Delta's acquisition of a 49% equity stake in Virgin Atlantic has been undoubtedly the aviation headline of the day...Virgin Atlantic's position in the global airline alliances chessboard might not be the only thing in play though...
Virgin Atlantic's founder and main shareholder, the famous british entrepreneur Richard Branson is said to have challenged British Airways with a £1 million bet that the Virgin Atlantic brand will still be around five years from now...
Exciting enough for all industry observers...although, after reading IAG's Willie Walsh's reply to this proposal we doubt this million is finally going to change hands!
In a dimmed hangar on the side of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport lies N106US, the US Airways Airbus A320 that landed on the Hudson River one chilly January morning in 2009.
The famous "Miracle on the Hudson" aircraft is now an exhibit at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Flight 1549 was bound for Charlotte after departing New York's LaGuardia airport on the morning of 15 January 2009 before its fateful meeting with a flock of Canadian geese over New York.
While solemn in its presentation, the exhibit celebrates all of the factors that combined to allow for a successful ditching in the Hudson with no loss of life. Elements highlighted range from the experience of the crew and aircraft avionics to the fact that the A320 was one of only a handful in US Airways' fleet with extended overwater certification, which requires life vests and rafts for every passenger. One interesting fact that stood out - less than a third of the passengers on the aircraft had reviewed the safety card before the flight.
N106US ended up at the museum after its president Shawn Dorsch was inspired by a visit to a memorial to JAL Flight 123 at the Japan Airlines' Safety Promotion Centre near Haneda Airport in Japan, which had a flow chart of safety improvements since the 1985 accident and ending at US Airways 1549.
"When I saw this, I realised that 1549 was an international aviation icon," Dorsch told Flightglobal in 2011. "For me, having it in the museum would give the opportunity to tell something much bigger than the event itself."
Next time you're passing through Charlotte and have a few hours, the museum is a highly recommended diversion only a few minutes drive from the terminal.
Qatar Airways plans to deploy this aircraft on the short haul route to nearby Dubai before it starts flying it to London Heathrow.
could already see Qatar's first Boeing 787 last summer at the Farnborough Air Show, where our editors could also get on board to see how the interiors look like!
It was also at Farnborough that we could ee this amazing air-to-air infra-red footage of Qatar Airway's Dremaliner in flight.
However, the delivery of the first Dreamliner has been a contentious issue...
The start of the London services has actually suffered a considerable delay, which has strained the relations between Qatar Airways and Boeing. Qatar's CEO, Akbar Al Baker, even mentioned the possibility of the carrier switching to Airbus' A330 instead.
Now, with the first Dreamliner delivered, Al Baker has said that Qatar Airways, that has firm orders and options for up to 60 Dreamliners, might consider the stretched 787-10X variant.
After having launched some wildly popular safety videos in past years (for further reference see their "Bare Essentials" and "Fit to Fly" videos!), we have just got another taste of Air New Zealand's creativity when it comes to designing viral marketing stunts.
Here is the latest "Hobbit" video, in case you wished to see why everyone is talking about online safety instructions today!