Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Smelly fart causes emergency plane landing.


Flatulence brought 99 passengers on an American Airlines flight to an unscheduled visit to Nashville early Monday morning. This is brilliant....

American Flight 1053, from Washington Reagan National Airport and bound for Dallas/Fort Worth, made an emergency landing here after passengers reported smelling struck matches, said Lynne Lowrance, a spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority.

The plane landed safely. The FBI, Transportation Safety Administration and airport authority responded to the emergency, Lowrance said.

The passengers and five crew members were brought off the plane, together with all the luggage, to go through security checks again. Bomb-sniffing dogs found spent matches.

The FBI questioned a passenger who admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to conceal body odor (fart), Lowrance said. The woman lives near Dallas and has a medical condition. Maybe she ate too much fruit before takeoff.....LOL

The flight took off again, but the woman was not allowed back on the plane.

"American has banned her for a long time," Lowrance said. Maybe she completed her journey in a convertible.

She was not charged but could have been. While it is legal to bring as many as four books of paper safety matches onto an aircraft, it is illegal to strike a match in an airplane, Lowrance said.

That is a very embarassing thing to have to explain to 104 people, certainly one for the record books. Maybe the lady should chug some pepto bismol before flying again...

5 comments:

Mike J. Stark said...

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN IT....

Mike J. Stark said...

Not much you can do in a small pressurised tin can

Rob Good said...

I am sure that the flatulent lady is rather red faced...

Rymann said...

What kind of retard thinks burning a match on an airplane is a better option that just making a face and pretending it was someone else? Or perhaps there is more to this story. Could it have been a shart?

Rob Good said...

Well that is good thinking Rymann, although if a shart was to have happened what good would lighting a couple of matches do?