Spokesperson says, 'passed gas' forces passengers off plane at RDU airport

Marco Green
July 17, 2017

Things are getting a bit weird on flights nowadays, and people cannot get over this.

The American Airlines plane landed at 4pm local time, and a subsequent investigation by airport officials determined that a passenger had "passed gas", reported the Charlotte Observer. Yes, you read that right.

According to authorities, the incident was a medical related call and directed all questions to Wake County EMS.

A spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport reports that mid-flight passengers on the plane began to feel ill and nauseous with headaches.

According to WBTV, the decision to evacuate the passengers was taken after passengers complained of nausea and headache due to the smell. In a statement, an official said that a plane at RDU had been taken out of service due to a bad odour but denied that this was a outcome of "passed gas".

Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for the airline, released a statement, in which he admitted that the aircraft was out of service, but maintained the reason was a technical snag. WNCN reported that the flight is not being identified yet nor from where it was or was its destination.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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