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American Airlines insists farty passenger wasn't cause of emergency

American Airlines insists farty passenger wasn't cause of emergency

Things are getting a bit weird on flights nowadays, and people cannot get over this.

A person who "passed gas" forced a plane in North Carolina to empty yesterday when the smell caused fellow passengers to report nausea and headaches, USA media reported. Yes, you read that right.

A spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport reports that mid-flight passengers on the plane began to feel ill and nauseous with headaches.

Once passengers were removed from the flight, an airport spokesman said an investigation quickly ensued on what caused the stench.

The lack of further information left a number of questions unanswered, including whether the man had boarded the plane in an unwell state or if he became "gassy" mid-flight. RDU officials did not identify where the plane was going and where from or what type of aircraft was involved.




American Airlines officials, however, later said that a plane had an odor issue but denied it was because of "passed gas".

WNCN reports that it all happened Sunday afternoon.

Ross also released a statement in which he admitted that the aircraft was out of service and kept on saying that it was a technical snag.

American Airlines, however, said the smell was due to a mechanical issue.