American Airlines insists farty passenger wasn't cause of emergency


American Airlines insists farty passenger wasn't cause of emergency

A passenger caused a stink aboard an American Airlines jet, forcing an unplanned landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

All the passengers were taken off the plane and after the incident was investigated it was determined that a passenger "passed gas", the official said.

According to WNCN, passengers were evacuated from the plane after experiencing "headaches and nausea" caused by the odor.

Passengers on board an American Airlines flight on July 16 were forced to get off after one of them allegedly passed gas. An updated statement from the airport referred to the incident a "medical call" after the planed deplaned "normally".

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

What is true is that American flight 1927 from Charlotte to RDU arrived at the gate 2:21 p.m. Sunday, according to airline spokeswoman Lakesha Brown.

Officials with RDU did not identify where the plane was flying in from, its destination or what type of plane was involved in the incident. "But it is not due to "passed gas" as mentioned," he said.