Airplane farter causes American Airlines flight evacuation in North Carolina

Plane makes emergency landing after passenger 'passes gas'

All passengers were forced off of an American Airlines plane Sunday afternoon in Raleigh after a person "passed gas", officials said. On July 16, one of the passengers passed gas in the aeroplane due to which everyone started getting nausea and headaches.

Once passengers were removed from the flight, an airport spokesman said an investigation quickly ensued on what caused the stench.

The incident happened when passengers on the flight became ill with nausea and headaches, Fox 8 News reported today, citing a spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The lack of further information left a number of questions unanswered, including whether the man had boarded the plane in an unwell state or if he became "gassy" mid-flight.

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Fox5 San Diego reports that it was consequently determined that a passenger had "passed gas", an official said. "But it is not due to "passed gas" as mentioned," he said. WNCN reported that the flight is not being identified yet nor from where it was or was its destination.

What is true is that American flight 1927 from Charlotte to RDU arrived at the gate 2:21 p.m. Sunday, according to airline spokeswoman Lakesha Brown.

American Airlines could not confirm the incident.

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