Farty passenger forces pilot to make an emergency landing and call the police

Better out than in? Passengers on a Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam over the weekend would disagree. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing after one passenger wouldn’t stop farting.

Newspaper Metro first reported the unusual incident, which has since made news around the world.


A male passenger was suffering from severe flatulence, and didn’t seem concerned about holding back. And it didn’t take long for his fellow passengers to kick up a stink.

Two Dutch men who were sharing the row with the man began to complain. They tried asking the man to stop, and when that didn’t work they contacted cabin crew – but nothing would stop the man from breaking wind. Eventually the situation led to a fight between the three men.

Blaming the crew

The plane was forced to perform an emergency landing in Wien, Austria, to get the situation under control. Once the plane landed, the police were called immediately.


The two Dutch men, both raging, were removed from the plane, along with 2 women who crew reported were involved in the fight. However, the women claim they had nothing to do with the incident.

“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. All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up,” passenger Nora Lacchab tells Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.


All four passengers were released from police custody without charge – but all four are banned from travelling with Transavia Airlines in the future.

What happened to the gassy man, who has remained annonymous, is unfortunately unknown.

The women are now suing the airline, claiming that they were humiliated and treated unfairly. The Dutch men have chosen to let the incident go, reports Metro.

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