Smelling a rat: Airline denies farting passenger sparked plane evacuation

Plane makes emergency landing after passenger 'passes gas'

Plane evacuated after passenger 'passed gas'

The plane landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina on Sunday when the incident took place, prompting the airport to begin an investigation into what happened.

Authorities investigated the incident and determined that one of the passengers had "passed gas".

The freakish and presumably strong-smelling incident was reported to have happened at the North Carolina airport on Sunday, with passengers complaining of nausea and headaches, according to WBTV.

Passengers on the plane became ill with nausea and headaches.

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However airport officials then backtracked slightly, describing it simply as a 'medical call'.

RDU officials did not identify where the plane was from or its destination or what type of aircraft was involved. There was an odor in the cabin that bothered some on board, but it was caused by a mechanical issue, not a passenger with a stomach issue, Brown said. "But It is not due to "passed gas" as mentioned".

In January 2016, a passenger passed a note to a flight attendant suggesting an announcement inquiring about the health of a fellow traveler, The Telegraph reported.

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