Monday, December 04, 2006

For my second post, I had to share this article as it hits my funny-bone dead on.

A fart caused a commercial jet to make an emergency landing today. No, really, it did.

I feel for the poor lady - first she has the chilli, now she's in a room being questioned by the FBI as I write these words.

Weird Smell Forces Emergency Landing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Nashville International Airport spokeswoman said an American Airlines plane bound for Texas had to make an emergency landing Monday morning in Nashville.

VIDEO - Authorities: Woman Struck Matches To Mask Body Odor

The pilot said the concern was what passengers said they smelled inside the aircraft and that he did not feel it was safe to continue on.

“About 6:30 this morning, an American Airlines pilot called the FAA tower reporting that passengers were smelling fumes like matches being struck within the cabin,” said airport spokeswoman Lynne Lowrance.

The 99 passengers and five crew members were taken inside the terminal after landing so the plane could be checked out.

“They did find evidence of where matches had been struck in an individual’s seating area. That individual is being questioned by the FBI at this time,” Lowrance said.

A woman passenger told investigators that she lit matches to mask a body odor.

“You can take up to eight books of safety matches, the paper matches, onto the aircraft,” Lowrance said.

Just before noon authorities said the passengers re-boarded the plane and continued on to Texas.

The female passenger who admitted to striking the matches was still being questioned by authorities.


Aviatrix said...

Now it says, "The female passenger was released without being charged, but was not allowed back on the American Airlines flight."

Not that she'd want to. Probably best for her own physical and emotional health.

Jon said...

I guy would have been proud of stinkin up the whole plane.