Midair ‘flatulence’ blows Dubai flight off course

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 19 February 2018: A flight that took off from Dubai – was blow off-course by ‘excessive flatulence’, according to reports.

The flight of Transavia Airlines had to make an unscheduled emergency landing after a fight on-board when a passenger was accused of excessive flatulence.

Flight HV6902 was on its way to the Dutch hub city of Amsterdam, but had to be diverted to Austrian capital Vienna supposedly because of persistent flatulence by a passenger, according to Dutch daily De Telegraaf.

It said a fight broke out when an elderly man was asked to control his loud gas emissions. He had been confronted by a fellow passenger about the smelly issue.

When the situation continued to worsen the air quality in the cabin, the pilot was forced to take emergency action.

The two men involved in the altercation were escorted off the plane by Austrian police, who boarded in Vienna.

According to UK daily the Mirror two women were also escorted off, for reasons unknown, reported Arab News.

“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,” one of the women said.