Snake head found in flight meal.
Giving a whole new meaning to snakes on a plane, a SunExpress flight attendant spotted a severed snake’s head in their in-flight meal.
The alleged incident occurred last Thursday on a flight from Ankara to Düsseldorf.
Photos of the inflight meal and the offending item were shared on video that was picked up by Turkish news site Gazete Duvar.
SunExpress, which formed in 1989 and is co-owned by Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, released a statement, saying: “It is our top priority that the services we provide to our guests on our aircraft are of the highest quality and that both our guests and employees have a comfortable and safe flight experience.
“The allegations and shares in the press regarding in-flight food service are absolutely unacceptable and a detailed investigation has been initiated on the subject.
“Until the research process in question is concluded, all preventive measures and actions, including stopping the supply of the relevant product, have been taken immediately.”
According to reports, Sancak Inflight Services is the catering company that SunExpress uses in Ankara.
The company claims that dishes are cooked at 280 degrees Celsius (~536 degrees Fahrenheit), and that the snake head could not have come from its kitchen.
In a statement, the catering company said: “SunExpress Airlines is a valuable client in our country and a popular airline in Europe, which recently decided to further expand its fleet and route network. They again announced a tender for catering services on board. We did not use any of the foreign objects that were supposedly in the food when cooking (due to the technical and thermal conditions used in the in-flight catering facilities).”
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