Cabin Crew Finds Snake Head In Their Half-Eaten Meal Onboard Turkish-German Airline

A cabin crew member was halfway through their meal when the severed snake head was found, seemingly camouflaged among the vegetables.

Cover image via South China Morning Post & Gavete Duvar/YouTube

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Editor's note: The story has been updated to include a statement from Malaysia Airlines.

Some people may enjoy inflight meals, others may not. However, in the case of this crew member, it was a skin-crawling experience.

According to South China Morning Post, this incident took place on a SunExpress flight from Ankara, Turkey, to Düsseldorf, Germany, on 21 July.

A cabin crew member was halfway through their meal when the severed snake head was found, seemingly camouflaged among the vegetables.

The reptile's body part can be clearly seen in the middle of a bowl of ravioli and some green vegetables in a YouTube video uploaded by Turkish news site Gazet Duvar.

The horrific discovery has prompted an investigation into the incident

The Sun reported the airline company as saying that the state of the food was "completely unacceptable".

"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," said a representative from SunExpress.

They added that until the investigation is concluded, all food services will be stopped immediately.

However, the catering company, Sancak Inflight Service, has denied that the severed head came from their kitchen

A spokesperson from the company commented on the issue, saying, "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 services)."

The catering company went on to claim that the snake head was added on at a later time, reported The Sun.

Sancak Inflight, an airline services company co-owned by Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, indicates on its website that its customers include Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, and easyJet, reported South China Morning Post.

However, in an email to SAYS, while Malaysia Airlines confirmed that Sancak Inflight Service was employed for their catering services, the airline no longer has any active contract with the company as Malaysia Airlines no longer operates in Instanbul, Turkey.

It appears that this is not the first time SunExpress have had issues with its inflight meals

Following this latest incident, many other employees complained about the poor meals they received on the airline.

Based on a report by Gazete Duvar, beetles and snails were previously found in in-flight meals onboard SunExpress by crew members.

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