American Airlines has denied the cause of an investigation into one of its plane’s (and its subsequent removal from service) was caused by a fart, despite reports to the contrary.
The drama started Sunday afternoon when Raleigh-Durham International Airport officials claimed a newly arrived flight had carried passengers who had become ill with nausea and complained of headaches midflight, local WNCN-TV reported.
When passengers disembarked, an airport official said an investigation revealed that the source of the odour was that of a passenger who had “passed gas”.
However, a short time later, investigators said the incident was a "medical call" and turned all questions over to Wake County EMS in Raleigh.
An American Airlines spokesperson told another media outlet, WNEM, that, “We did have an aircraft from Charlotte to RDU this afternoon…that is currently out of service for an actual mechanical issue – and odor in the cabin. But It is not due to “passed gas” as mentioned.”
While investigations continue with no confirmed cause of the odour reported, we can only surmise that, ‘Whoever smelt it, dealt it’.