Emergency Landing Due to Fart Coverup Sparks Chaos

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In summary, a passenger attempted to cover up the smell of flatulence by lighting a match, which caused the flight to make an emergency landing.
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i'll have to remember this trick if i ever fart on an airplane:

In-flight flatulence coverup sparks emergency landing
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 6, 2006 | 3:35 PM ET
The Associated Press

An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Monday morning after a passenger lit a match to disguise the odour of flatulence, authorities said.

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http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2006/12/06/airline-fart.html
 
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Im not really sure that i would fart on an airplane. I mean what if its really nasty and it just doesn't go away? Then you're stuck becasue you're in a confined space.
 
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Stevedye56 said:
Im not really sure that i would fart on an airplane. I mean what if its really nasty and it just doesn't go away? Then you're stuck becasue you're in a confined space.

Transatlantic flights take 12 hours. The average person farts a good couple of dozen times a day. Four or five times that if you're male, I think. (Or so it seems.)

Good luck with that plan.

- Warren

p.s. Aircraft don't recycle the air inside endlessly, they do change the air over constantly.
 
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What an idiot! They should charge her for the expenses she caused.
 
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And anyone who's flown much knows that people indeed DO fart on planes, and everyone just politely pretends to not notice. Those pressure changes are awful on the gut!

That's why I hate flying anytime anywhere near the holidays. Too many people who fly once every few years and pay no attention to the current rules or think they can be the exception to all of them are on the planes slowing everyone down. How clueless do you have to be to light matches on a plane?!
 
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That, and I bet that, statistically speaking, people fart more around the holidays... I only travel during low-fart times of the year.

- Warren
 
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chroot said:
That, and I bet that, statistically speaking, people fart more around the holidays... I only travel during low-fart times of the year.

- Warren

:smile:

Actually, the worst is being on a trans-Atlantic flight when half the flight crew becomes sick with food poisoning. (All the M.D.s who paid for those nice first class seats got to spend most of the flight in the aft galley by the lavatories with the sick crew.)

And,then talk about clueless people!...we already knew the crew was sick while in-flight (hard to not know something is going on when they're requesting multiple M.D.s come to the back of the plane, and then one of the flight crew who must not have dined with them before the flight told us what was going on so we'd understand that meal service would be slow...and yes, I think every passenger probably asked if they had eaten any of the in-flight meals before getting sick), and as we were landing, we were reminded about 3 times by the pilot to remain in our seats when we land and NOT to open any overhead bins or block the aisles, because the emergency services personnel needed to get onboard and assist the ill flight crew off first, so when we land, what does some moron do? Yep, jump up to open the overhead bins and start getting out his carry-on baggage, just as the EMTs are trying to get through, and then he's slow to get out of the way as if he didn't expect they'd need to get past him. :rolleyes: Sometimes people really do need to be smacked with a clue stick!
 
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Moonbear said:
Actually, the worst is being on a trans-Atlantic flight when half the flight crew becomes sick with food poisoning.

You meant they haven't been replaced by Japanese robots yet? :bugeye:

- Warren
 
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chroot said:
You meant they haven't been replaced by Japanese robots yet? :bugeye:

- Warren

It was a few years ago...:biggrin:
 
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She's lucky that they didn't press charges.
 
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I never fly anywhere but I'd imagine it would be difficult to blame it on the dog like I do at home.
 
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I once sat in the smoking section on a Turkish Air flight. I hummed the score to 2001 A Space Odyssey to be played when the doors were opened, it was night and it must have been a sight for anyone on the tarmac.
 
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If you really had to pass wind on a plane id probably make the worlds biggest attempt to get to the bathrom, at least that way it could be expected in there.
 
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I'm going to make millions of dollars by selling activated-carbon fart-absorbing cusions.

Hey! Nobody take my idea!

Why did I post this?
 
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It's very easy to neutralize the sulfur-containing odors, just sit in a bucket of bleach.
 
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lol Rach3 :smile:
 

Related to Emergency Landing Due to Fart Coverup Sparks Chaos

1. What is an "Emergency Landing Due to Fart Coverup"?

An emergency landing due to fart coverup refers to a situation where a passenger on an airplane has released gas that causes a disturbance or panic among other passengers, leading to the pilot making an unscheduled landing.

2. How often do emergency landings occur due to fart coverups?

Emergency landings due to fart coverups are rare occurrences and are not a common reason for unscheduled landings. Most emergency landings are caused by mechanical issues or medical emergencies.

3. What kind of chaos can be caused by a fart coverup?

The chaos caused by a fart coverup can vary, but it mainly includes panic or discomfort among other passengers, disruption of flight operations, and potential delays or diversions of the flight.

4. Why do emergency landings occur instead of just addressing the fart smell?

In most cases, the pilot will make an emergency landing as a cautionary measure to address any potential safety concerns or to diffuse any panic among passengers. It also allows for a thorough investigation of the situation to ensure the safety and comfort of all passengers.

5. How can an emergency landing due to fart coverup be prevented?

To prevent an emergency landing due to fart coverup, passengers are encouraged to be mindful of their actions and considerate of others while on a flight. This includes avoiding foods that may cause excessive gas, using the restroom if needed, and being respectful of personal space.

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