It is not uncommon for airlines to make emergency landing following actual emergencies, however, a very bizarre incident forced a Transavia Airlines flight to make an emergency landing when a passenger refused to stop farting.
The persistent farting by the passenger caused unrest among the people who were sitting around him, causing the entire crew to try to persuade him to stop passing wind. Despite everyone’s efforts, he refused to do so upon which the plane had to land and the said passenger was evicted from the flight.
It is not certain whether the unidentified gentleman suffered from a medical condition or if he was doing it on purpose to annoy people around him, but he surely caused a ruckus on the plane. According to reports, the smell from the farts was so bad that a fight erupted on the plane.
Two men sitting next to the culprit asked him to stop farting multiple time. When he refused to listen to them the crew was called and at one point even the pilot intervened. When all efforts failed, decision was made to make an unexpected landing in Vienna, Austria, and evict the man.
Austrian police officers were alerted and came onboard with dogs to remove the flatulent individual.
Police also removed two sisters from the same row of seats, who were heard using abusive language and misbehaving as well.
However, passenger Nora Lachhab said that they had done nothing wrong. She said, “It was crazy that we were included, 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.”
She continued, “They did not do anything to justify the bizarre behaviour of the Transavia crew. Do they sometimes think that all Moroccans cause problems? That’s why we do not let it sit. We had to find our own flights home with another airline. All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up.”
The airline confirmed that four people had been issued with travel bans but those removed have not been arrested.
A spokesperson from Transavia said in a statement, “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.”