In 2015, a plane made an emergency landing after the crew received an indication of smoke in the cargo hold. It turns out to be caused by the 2,186 sheep farting onboard.

Farting Sheep Cause Plane To Make Emergency Landing

Some gassy animals caused a minor crisis on board a Singapore Airlines plane last month.

The flight from Sydney, Australia to Kuala Lumpur diverted to Bali’s capital, Denpasar, on Oct. 26 after the crew received an indication of smoke in the cargo hold, according to the Aviation Herald.

After the plane landed, officials found no sign of smoke or fire. The culprit? Manure and other emissions from the 2,186 sheep on board.

We’re grateful the sheep were safe, but maybe Singapore Airlines needs to have a talk with some farmers about their diets.

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6 thoughts on “In 2015, a plane made an emergency landing after the crew received an indication of smoke in the cargo hold. It turns out to be caused by the 2,186 sheep farting onboard.”

  1. shaddoxic

    That is a lot of sheep! I am trying to think of how it would be profitable to fly them around.

  2. Freekey

    Totally believable. I once worked a job that occasionally involved unloading railroad boxcars. A coworker would sometimes return to work after eating a lunch of hard boiled eggs and a pitcher of beer ( warehouse workers are like that tbh ). The farts he blessed us with would totally fill up a boxcar and we swore something had crawled up his ass and died. We would stumble out with our eyes tearing up and trying hard not to lose our lunch. Thanks to this post I now know his farts were approximately 2,186 sfu ( sheep farting units ).

  3. PM-ME_YOUR_DREAMS

    How the hell do you fit more than 200 sheep in a plane? Let alone TWO THOUSAND?!

  4. studioline

    Follow up question, what were 2,186 sheep doing on an airplane?

  5. palordrolap

    My nerd senses are tingling: 2186 = 3^7 – 1

    Not only is that number oddly specific, it’s *suspiciously* oddly specific.

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