Man’s ‘fart-ageddon’ episode leads to plane’s emergency landing


Transavia is a budget airline with small seats and shortened leg room, it is easy to see how tensions can reach boiling point in these cramped conditions. Source: Shutterstock

DID YOU KNOW that flatulence is caused by a build-up of gas in the stomach? You probably did. But did you also know that the gas released from your bowels is full of all sorts disgusting particles, including feces?

With this knowledge, you’ll probably be outraged to discover that a passenger on a Transavia Airlines flight bound for Amsterdam caused the plane to make an emergency landing after he brazenly continued to pass foul smelling wind, despite pleas from other passengers to stop.

The eye-watering event occurred last weekend on a Transavia Airline flight from Dubai to Amsterdam, which takes around eight hours.

The two Dutchmen who were sat next to the flatulent passenger reported the bowel movements of their fellow passenger to the cabin crew, but apparently little was done to get the cabin smelling of roses again.

It is reported that the gassy passenger unapologetically refused to stop farting throughout the flight. However, his fellow passengers weren’t going to let this outright rudeness spoil their flight and alas, a fight broke out to settle the discrepancy.

Despite a warning from the pilot, which we imagine sounded something like this, “You three in the back, stop fighting, or else I’m going to turn this plane around”, the men continued to try and resolve the issue with their fists, but to no avail.

The plane made an emergency landing at Vienna airport where police waited to remove two women and two men that the pilot reported as “passenger on the rampage’, Metro reports.

The two women insist they had nothing to do with the altercation and are now attempting to sue the airline over the “humiliating” removal.

“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. All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up,” Nora Lachhab, a 25-year-old law student and one of the removed told De Telegraaf.

All detained passengers have since been released without charge but are banned from flying Transavia in the future.