The pilot of a Dutch airlines flight, flying from Dubai to Amsterdam Schiphol, ended up making an emergency landing in Vienna after a fight broke out over a passenger who allegedly refused to stop passing gas.
Metro UK reports that the passenger apparently kept breaking wind on board while the two Dutchmen who sat next to him were not too pleased with his flatulence.
It was gathered that even after repeated pleas and complaints to the plane’s crew, the unashamed man continued to fart without restrain.
It wasn’t clear whether the passenger was suffering from a medical condition or not. However, when he refused to stop, a fight broke out. It was then that the pilot decided to make an unscheduled stop at the Vienna International airport.
Police boarded the plane once it landed and removed two women and two men that the pilot reported as “passengers on the rampage.”
While, it remains unclear what happened to the man who was farting, the two women who were sitting in the same row as the Dutchmen were also removed from the flight.
The women, who are sisters, are now taking the airline to court claiming they were not involved in the alternation. Nora Lacchab, a 25-year-old law student, called the removal “humiliating.”
“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,” Lacchab said toDe Telegraph.
All four passengers were released from police custody without being charged. However, all have been banned from flying Transavia Airlines in the future.
“Our crew must ensure a safe flight. When passengers pose risks, they immediately intervene. Our people are trained for that. They know very well where the boundaries are. Transavia is therefore square behind the cabin crew and the pilots,” the airliner said in a statement.
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