Passengers taken off plane after someone 'passes gas'

Passengers taken off plane after someone 'passes gas'

Reports of somebody passing gas on an American Airlines plane caused passengers to become sick and everyone had to be removed from the jet.

All the passengers were taken off the plane and, after the incident was investigated, it was concluded that the panic was caused by a passenger who "passed gas", the official said.

In January 2016, a passenger passed a note to a flight attendant suggesting an announcement inquiring about the health of a fellow traveler, The Telegraph reported.

Authorities later said that the incident was a "medical call" and directed all questions to Wake County EMS. That's what reportedly happened at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Sunday, though, with a plane being landed and evacuated after passengers became ill, and the reason later being attributed to "passed gas".

American Airlines could not confirm the incident.

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.

The airport's mixed messages prompted several media outlets to report that the plane had been forced to land in Raleigh - though it was the intended destination - and to be evacuated.



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