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Plane evacuated after passenger 'passed gas'

Passengers fell ill, reported nausea and headaches

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A person who "passed gas" forced a plane in North Carolina to empty yesterday when the smell caused fellow passengers to report nausea and headaches, US media reported. 

The American Airlines flight landed at Raleigh-Durham airport when the incident was reported, with all passengers taken off the plane and the cause investigated.

An airport official subsequently said it appeared a passenger had "passed gas." 

This is not the first time flatulence has forced a plane to land. In 2006 a farting woman forced a plane diversion after passengers told crew they smelt burning. The FBI later discovered a passenger was secretly burning matches to mask body odour. 

 

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