Plane makes emergency landing due to… flatulence


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

The Dallas-bound flight was diverted to Nashville after several passengers reported smelling burning sulfur from the matches

7 replies on “Plane makes emergency landing due to… flatulence”

Honestly, though, what an idiot.

“Hmm, I’ve taken my shoes off and my feet smell so I’ll just fire this handgun into the air to divert attention.”

Via MetaFilter, The Scotman wins the best headline award for this story: Strong Wind Downs Plane.

And, there was me wondering what your take on the government’s announcement on legislation re ‘copying to other media’, or EMI’s apparent adoption of DRM free mp3s. Instead we get the fart story.

That’s what I like to see :-)

I didn’t realise blogging was like doing a wedding disco – “Got any comments on DRM, mate?” :-)

You must have visited them in the wrong order because I was, like, totally first. Apart from the news sites. And some blogs.

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