Air Asia A320 near Kuching on Feb 10th 2022, snake on the plane

Last Update: February 11, 2022 / 15:15:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
AirAsia

Flight number
AK-5748

Destination
Tawau, Malaysia

Aircraft Registration
9M-RAN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Asia Airbus A320-200, registration 9M-RAN performing flight AK-5748 from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau (Malaysia), was enroute at FL330 over the South China Sea about 250nm westnorthwest of Kuching (Malaysia) when a snake appeared in the overhead lockers in the passenger cabin. The crew diverted the aircraft to Kuching for a safe landing about 45 minutes later.

A replacement A320-200N registration 9M-RAL continued the flight and reached Tawau with a delay of about 5:50 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Kuching about 28 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
AirAsia

Flight number
AK-5748

Destination
Tawau, Malaysia

Aircraft Registration
9M-RAN

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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