Flight Forced to Make Emergency Landing After Passenger’s Continuous Passing of Gas
A flight bound to Amsterdam Schiphol needed to make an emergency landing after a fight happened because a passenger refused to stop passing gas.
According to a report by Fox News, the fight started when two Dutchmen that sat next to the gassy passenger reportedly asked the man to stop passing gas. However, the man refused to do so and continued to pass gas while in the Transavia Airlines flight that came from Dubai and is bound Amsterdam.
After the two passengers complained about the situation, the airline crew allegedly did not help them, which lead in the fight, Metro reported. Even though the pilot announced a warning for the people involved, the fight still continued and the flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Vienna Airport.
In addition, Metro reported that authorities went into the aircraft after the emergency landing and removed four people — two men and two women — that the pilot reported as “passengers on the rampage”.
However, the two women, who are sisters, claimed that they had nothing to do with the fiasco. The sisters even took the matter to court, as one of the sisters, a 25-year-old law student Nora Lacchab, described the removal as “humiliating”.
“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,” Lacchab said to De Telegraph.
All four were not charged and eventually released from police custody, but are banned from flying Transavia Airlines in the future.
“Our crew must ensure a safe flight. When passengers pose risks, they immediately intervene. Our people are trained for that. They know very well where the boundaries are. Transavia is therefore square behind the cabin crew and the pilots,” the airliner said in a statement.
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