Recently a flight headed to Amsterdam from Dubai airport has been forced to take emergency landing due to quarrels amongst passengers over alleged farting from one of the male passengers.
Transavia Airlines Flight HV6902 was in the air when two passengers raised alarm of the intermittent farting of one of the passengers sitting close to them. According to the passengers they were very uncomfortable with the foul-smelling gas released intermittently by the other passenger.
A Flight hostess had tried to resolve the situation by asking the affected passengers to calm and patient while begging the farting passenger to use the toilet if he wanted to. This did not resolve the situation as the farting continued and the other two passengers were forced to pick up quarrels with him and the air hostess. Instead, the captain issued a warning to the two complainants, accusing them of noisy and aggressive behavior and making threats.
When the fight could not be controlled by other flight crew members, the pilot was forced to land the flight at Vienna, where the complainants were removed from the flight and the farting man left untouched because he had not broken any law.
Other two women who were sitting close to the complaining men were also sent out for being provocative and stirring up things, though the women claimed that they were only sent out because they were also Moroccans like the other two men and were taking the airline to court.
“We had nothing to do with the whole disturbance. We distance ourselves from that. Do they sometimes think that all Moroccans cause problems? That’s why we do not let it sit,” one of the women said. ”We had no idea who these boys were, we just had the bad luck to be in the same row and we didn’t do anything.”
The Airline only said ‘Our crew must ensure a safe flight. If passengers pose a risk, they immediately intervene. Our people are trained for that. They know very well where the boundaries are. Transavia therefore stands squarely behind the cabin crew and the pilots’.