In 2006, a woman farted on an American Airlines plane and attempted to cover up her farts by burning matches. When the passengers reported the smell of burning matches to the crew, the flight made an emergency landing in Nashville, and the FBI was called in to conduct an investigation.

Flatulence leads US jet to divert

An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Nashville after passengers reported the smell of sulphur from burning matches.

The matches were found on the seat of a woman who had attempted to conceal the odour of flatulence with the matches, Nashville airport authorities said.

All 99 passengers and five crew left the plane while it was searched.

The woman was questioned by the FBI but released without charge and allowed to board another American Airlines flight.

“It was determined that she was trying to conceal body odour,” said Lynne Lowrance of the Nashville Airport Authority.

She had “no malicious intent but had struck matches which is against [Transport Security Administration] rules,” Ms Lowrance said.


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6213644.stm

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