American Airlines is denying a passenger’s supposed fart of epic proportions as the cause for deplaning the aircraft at Raleigh Durham International Airport yesterday afternoon.
In a bizarre story which originally appeared on local WNCN-TV that has gone viral, passengers reportedly complained of nausea and headaches spurred by a foul-smell in the cabin of American flight 1927 from Charlotte to RDU. The report cited an airport spokesperson for the fart revelation.
“The story is not true,” says American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein.
“We did have an aircraft from Charlotte to RDU this afternoon, that landed at 2:19 p.m. ET, and arrived the gate at 2:21 p.m. ET, that is currently out of service for an actual mechanical issue – and odor in the cabin. But it is not due to ‘passed gas’ as mentioned,” Feinstein said.
Airport spokesperson Andrew Sawyer also confirmed the story as false.
“A medical call for someone overcome by an odor was received after the plane deplaned normally,” he said