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February 20, 2018 Headline News No Comments Email Email

An airline passenger who refused to stop passing gas or breaking wind, an action colloquially known as farting, caused such offence to his fellow passengers that a fight broke out, forcing the pilot to divert the flight and make an emergency landing.

According to a report in Amsterdam’s De Telegraaf, the unpleasant incident occurred on a Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam Schiphol.

Two Dutchmen sitting next to the flatulent passenger demanded that the wind-breaker desist, but he refused, infuriating his fellow travellers.

A fight is said to have broken out over the flatulence. When a warning from the pilot failed to calm the situation the flight diverted to Vienna Airport, where it made an emergency or unscheduled landing.

Reports say Austrian police boarded the plane in Vienna and removed two women and two men identified as “passengers on the rampage”.

The two women (who are sisters) claim they weren’t involved in the fighting (or the farting) and their removal was humiliating. They are taking the airline to court.

“We had no idea who these boys were, we just had the bad luck to be in the same row and we didn’t do anything,” one told De Telegraaf. “All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up.”

None of the four passengers were charged but all have been banned from flying with Transavia. The airline says its stands behind its cabin crew and pilots on the issue.

In a similar incident last July (but without the fighting) a smell so overwhelmingly foul that passengers became sick was said to be caused by someone “passing gas”.

It seems that an unidentified passenger caused an appallingly pungent odour on an American Airlines plane, shortly before landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina.

The plane had to be evacuated, with passengers staggering off, gasping. According to CBS North Carolina, the abominable stench left people on the flight nauseated, with some complaining of headaches.

The culprit remains unknown. There were no reports of gas masks or sniffer dogs being deployed.

Written by Peter Needham

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