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American Airlines insists farty passenger wasn't cause of emergency

American Airlines insists farty passenger wasn't cause of emergency

The aeroplane had landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), North Carolina, on 16 July at around 4pm when the man "passed gas" in the words of the official.

An airport official subsequently said it appeared a passenger had "passed gas".

An airline spokesperson later claimed the evacuations were due to a "mechanical issue".

According to WNCN, passengers were evacuated from the plane after experiencing "headaches and nausea" caused by the odor. An updated statement from the airport referred to the incident a "medical call" after the planed deplaned "normally".

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

The airport's mixed messages prompted several media outlets to report that the plane had been forced to land in Raleigh - though it was the intended destination - and to be evacuated. "But it is not due to "passed gas" as mentioned," Feinstein said.

Had the commotion been caused a passenger breaking wind, however, it would not have been the first time.

Back in 2016, one passenger became so disgruntled about a fellow flatulent passenger, that she wrote a note to a flight attendant asking her to make a plea for it to stop.