Plane Forced to Land after Passenger Refuses to Stop Farting


Let's be honest, if you're a regular human being there has been a point in your life where you may have needed to pass wind in a public space.

It's not particularly dignified, but if you make your excuses you can always make your way to the nearest restroom and do what's necessary.

That wasn't the case for one man on a flight from Dubai to Amsterdam earlier this week.

An unnamed older gentleman on a Transavia Airlines plane was forcibly removed from the aircraft after it made an unscheduled stop in Vienna, Austria.

According to reports, two men who were sitting next to the person in question asked the man to cease passing wind, something which had allegedly been going on for some time.

Whether the man had a medical condition or was just doing it to annoy those around him is unclear, but it was so bad and smelly that a fight reportedly broke out.

After warnings from airline staff and even an intervention from the pilot, the plane was forced to land so police could come aboard and deal with the situation.

Austrian police officers responded to the request by coming onboard with dogs to remove the flatulent individual. Footage of the incident was shared on social media by Alfred Dekker.

They also had to remove two sisters from the same row of seats, who were said to be misbehaving and using abusive language. 

However, passenger Nora Lachhab told De Telegraaf that they had done nothing wrong:

"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.

"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."

Those removed from the plane were not arrested, but the airline did confirm that four people had been issued with travel bans.

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."