Someone forced everyone off of an American Airlines flight yesterday for “passing gas”, according to Raleigh’s WNCN.
After several passengers became ill with nausea and headaches, the pilot landed the plane early yesterday afternoon.
The flight crew then began removing the passengers. Authorities soon determined that one of the passengers had “passed gas” in such a way that every other passenger on the plane was affected.
Officials with the Raleigh-Durham International Airport have not identified the flight, where it was from or where it was headed.
This is an important lesson to us all – make sure to watch what you eat before boarding a flight, and always keep a bottle of Gas X in your carry on!
UPDATE 7/17/2017 11:17am:
American Airlines officials announced that one of their planes did have an odor issue but denied it was because of “passed gas.”
One of their spokesmen, Ross Feinstein, released the following statement:
“We did have an aircraft from Charlotte to RDU this afternoon, that landed at 2:19 p.m. ET, and arrived the gate at 2:21 p.m. ET, that is currently out of service for an actual mechanical issue – and odor in the cabin. But It is not due to “passed gas” as mentioned.”
Why is American Airlines now trying to deny the fart?
Why won’t they admit where this “odor in the cabin” came from?
Perhaps it was one of the American Airline employees…maybe even the captain?
What are your thoughts?