Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Fact check: No, flatulence did not force emergency landing at RDU

Fact check: No, flatulence did not force emergency landing at RDU

But if you think things can not get more freaky, then you are clearly wrong.

A passenger caused a stink aboard an American Airlines jet, forcing an unplanned landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The station reported Sunday that the passengers were removed after experiencing nausea and headaches from the noxious fumes.

According to WBTV, the decision to evacuate the passengers was taken after passengers complained of nausea and headache due to the smell.

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. The flight, which was not identified by RDU officials, landed on the airstrip around 4 p.m. when the incident was reported.

Fox5 San Diego reports that it was consequently determined that a passenger had "passed gas", an official said.

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 faced a big stink aboard one of its flights - but the airline insisted Monday that claims of a gassy passenger are a bunch of hot air.

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