Bizarre news: 'Unbearable odour' forces Spicejet plane to divert route
Los Angeles : In a bizarre news, a Spicejet plane packed with dozens of passengers was forced to divert after a pungent smell hit the carrier.
The plane that was flying from Bangalore to Delhi in India was forced to divert after travellers complained about a "pungent smell" coming from one of the toilets on board.
Some of the passengers said that the foul odour became unbearable just after few minutes the plane took off; it got so bad that the pilots - who were also overcome by the odour - decided to divert to the nearest airport.
The Boeing 737 was carrying nearly 200 crew and passengers landed safely in Hyderabad on Sunday so the odour could be investigated.
The spokesperson for Spicejet described it as a "very foul smell" and said that the cause of the odour has not yet been revealed.
“SpiceJet B-737 operatingSG192 had to be diverted to Hyderabad due to very foul smell from forward lavatory coming into the cockpit. After landing in Hyderabad, the lavatory and cockpit were thoroughly cleaned and ventilated before the aircraft was released for service."
Following its landing in Hyderabad, the plane was cleaned and ventilated before being returned to service around three hours later.
The journey which usually takes 2 hours took approximately 6 hours to complete, following the delay.
Well, this is not the first time, in March 2015 a British Airways flight from London to Dubai was forced to return to Heathrow due to an unbearable odour. In that incident, the pilot told travellers that the smell was due to "liquid faecal excrement".