Tarantula spotted on plane MID-FLIGHT
The moment passengers realised they had an eight-legged stowaway on their flight has been caught on video and since gone viral on TikTok.
In the clip, the rogue tarantula can be spotted causing a commotion during the flight as it is discovered crawling through the overhead compartments.
US retailer Hype Socks re-posted the video on the platform, claiming it was shot by company CEO Josh Wintermantel.
“When your CEO sees a tarantula on the plane,” a voiceover says over footage of the spider.
Shortly after, a brave cabin crew member captures the tarantula in a clear plastic bag.
“Shoutout to the employee who saved our lives,” the company captioned the video.
Image: @hypesocksusa / TikTok
The clip has since been viewed more than three million times, with viewers sharing a mix of comments.
“I know you’re not supposed to make a scene on an airplane but if that thing was above me I would have a VERY hard time not screaming,” one person wrote.
“I’m gonna need all my money back and upgrades for the rest of my life,” another said.
“Not what I needed to see two days before I am getting on a plane,” a third commented.
A fourth person added, “Oh HELL NO! I would have jumped mid flight!”
A second clip of the incident was shared by TikTok user @directorbrazil, showing just how large the spider was.
Image: @directorbrazil / TikTok
The footage, which has been viewed 3.6 million times, shows the shocked expressions on passengers’ faces as the crew member takes the spider down the cabin’s middle aisle.
The spider appears to be the same size as the staff member’s hand, and many have echoed the same sentiments as those who saw the first video.
“This is the second video of this spider I’ve seen. I’d be out of the emergency exit the moment someone said spider,” one viewer shared.