A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a fight broke out over a passenger who allegedly could not stop passing gas.
Two Dutch passengers sitting next to the flatulent man reportedly asked him to stop, but he allegedly refused and continued to pass gas throughout the Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam, the New York Post reported.
The crew allegedly did not attend to the passengers’ concerns aboard the flight, causing a fight to break out between the men.
Though the pilot warned the passengers to stop, the fight continued, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing at Vienna Airport.
Police boarded the flight and removed two men and two women the pilot deemed to be troublesome.
The women removed from the flight are taking legal action against the airline after claiming the officers removed them despite their not being involved in the altercation.
“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. All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up,” Nora Lachhab, 25, told De Telegraaf.
The four passengers were not charged and were released from police custody. The airline, however, banned the passengers from flying with Transavia in the future.
“Our crew must ensure a safe flight. When passengers pose risks, they immediately intervene. Our people are trained for that. They know very well where the boundaries are. Transavia is therefore square behind the cabin crew and the pilots,” Transavia Airlines said in a statement.