Dutch Airlines plane makes emergency landing over farting passenger mid-air brawl
Austria : Farting passenger turned out to be a reason behind emergency landing of a low-cost Dutch Airlines plane flying from Dubai to Amsterdam in Vienna.
Reportedly, a man thrashed his fellow passenger over continuous farting, the mid-air fight became so intense that the crew was forced to intervene.
The Daily Mail, quoting local newspaper De Telegraaf, reports that a Transavia Airlines flight made the unscheduled stop in Austria after two Dutch men objected to a flatulent co-passenger. Despite their pleas and complaints to the plane's crew, the man reportedly continued to fart. It's unclear whether the passenger had a medical condition that caused the flatulence. When he allegedly refused to stop, a fight broke out.
Taking note of the situation, pilots decided to land in Vienna, reporting "passengers on the rampage." To solve the case, Austrian police came into the plane and took four passengers into custody for creating a ruckus.
According to The Mirror, a police spokesperson confirmed that "a passenger suffering from wind who was not attempting to restrain himself" was at the center of the matter. The spokesperson also said that two women sitting in the same row as the two angry Dutchmen were escorted off the plane. It's unclear what happened to the passenger who was farting.
Local media quotes a spokesperson for Transavia Airlines as saying that the four passengers were banned from the airlines and would have to make alternate arrangements to get from Vienna to Amsterdam.