WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A passenger plane flying from Dubai to Amsterdam had to make an emergency landing in Vienna after a fight started because one of the passengers wouldn’t stop farting.
- According to Fox News, the incident happened aboard Transavia Airlines Flight HV6902 on Feb. 11 when two men complained to the airline crew about their seatmate’s repeated gas strikes.
- Due to aggressive behavior and making threats, the pilots made an urgent stop in Vienna and removed the complainants, but apparently not the farting man.
When a plane passenger reportedly cannot control his farting, his disgusted seatmates complained to the airline crew, who seemingly did nothing. The captain warned the two complainants for disturbing the peace and making threats, according to the NL Times.
When the men wouldn’t stop grumbling about their fellow passenger, a fight broke out prompting the pilots to make an emergency landing in Vienna. The complainants were removed from the plane, but apparently not the farting man.
Two women sitting in the same row as the whining men were also asked to get off the plane. But the two women claimed they were not with the two complainants. All four people reportedly shared Dutch and Moroccan ancestry.
According to the Metro, the women are now taking the Dutch budget 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 them said, according to De Telegraaf.
”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,” she added. “All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up.”
Although there was no arrest because the kicked off passengers had not broken any Austrian laws, they have been banned from flying Transavia Airlines in the future.
Transavia Airlines did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comments. The airline issued this statement to De Telegraaf which was translated by the NL Times:
“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.”
Transavia has reportedly filed a police report about the incident in the Netherlands and said it was “open to a conversation with these women.”