Published: Sun, June 03, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Spain flight diverted from Amsterdam course due to smelly passenger

Spain flight diverted from Amsterdam course due to smelly passenger

The plane was on its way from Amsterdam to Gran Canaria when it seems an unnamed man's body odor overwhelmed the other passengers on the flight.

Passengers were immediately sickened by the awful smell, with one saying the offender "smelt like he hadn't washed in weeks" and another calling the odor "unbearable".

Airplane had to make a emergency landing because the "unbearable" smell of a passenger's body made others vomit and faint.

Many planes have been forced to make emergency landings due to medical emergencies or technical difficulties. But it made an unexpected stop at Faro airport in Portugal about halfway through its journey, as shown by records on the FlightRadar24 tracking website.

At first, flight attendants tried to quarantine the foul-smelling man in a lavatory, but the pilots eventually had to divert to Faro in southern Portugal so he could be removed.

The unidentified man was reportedly escorted off the plane by medical staff and placed on an airport bus.

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The Belgian said passengers "vomited" in reaction to the smell and were forced to hold towels over their noses.

It is unknown what medical condition - if any - the man suffered from.

A statement issued to the Express by Transavia also appeared to confirm that the landing was, in part, down to "medical reasons".

A spokesman for Transavia Airlines told the Mirror: "The aeroplane diverted because of medical reasons, but it is indeed right that he smelled quite a bit".

And it's the second time its happened on a Transavia flight in a matter on months.

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