Flatulent Passenger Grounds Flight

  1. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec 6 (Reuters Life!) - It may be one problem airline security officials never envisioned -- a passenger lighting matches in flight to mask odors from her flatulence.

    The woman's actions resulted in an emergency landing on Monday in Nashville of an American Airlines flight bound for Dallas from Washington, D.C., said Lynne Lowrance, a spokeswoman for Nashville's airport.

    Other passengers reported the odor of burned matches, but the woman was not forthcoming when asked about it, Lowrance said on Wednesday.

    "Of course, she was scared and embarrassed but all the passengers had to disembark, all the luggage had to be searched, a canine team was brought in, and about three hours were consumed in sorting out the situation," she said.

    The woman was not allowed back on the flight and barred from flying on American Airlines, Lowrance said.

    "Since there was no malice involved and the incident was accidental, she was not charged with anything," she said.

    Passengers are permitted four books of paper safety matches on a plane but cannot light them during flight, Lowrance said.

    "I've had calls from people all over the country about this," she said. "And I don't have the answer to this problem."
     
  2. I've heard about this... I think it's very dumb on her part.
     
  3. Oh nooo....that's so embarrassing! Yet so funny mwahaha.
     
  4. :wtf: I don't know whether to laugh or to feel bad?
     
  5. I read this and I couldnt stop laughing! I dont know, its frustrating for the other passengers whose flight got interfered but the story is just so lame..

    "Ladies and Gentlemen, we will be needing to make an emergency landing due to someone passing some horrible gas. Your oxygen masks will be lowered in a bit." lol..
     
  6. :roflmfao: :roflmfao:

    I bet the other passengers were pissed!
     
  7. i read that a few days. i can't believe that someone would actually do that.
     
  8. i heard it last week, funny and inconsiderate.:hrmm:
     
  9. How dumb on her part! Didn't she know that there's something called the bathroom on the plane?? :hrmm: :shocked:
     
  10. I swear, stories like this make me think the human race is just doomed!
     
  11. Claire Burke's Potpourri spray would have - oh wait. You can't have aerosols on airplanes either. Maybe she should try accidentally spilling some essential oil next time. Jasmine, maybe. It's not too expensive, and it is strong enough to cover up the smell of even simmering chitlins. Liberty Naturals has the best, and they are very reasonable. ;)
     
  12. WTF?! If you need to fart, go to the bathroom.

    I've farted on a plane before, and nobody noticed. *shrug*
     
  13. too funny
     
  14. :roflmfao: I would be so freaking pissed if I were on that plane!!
     
  15. I heard about this at the beginning of last week. :sick: