While this story is lacking details, it has been confirmed by an airport spokesperson, so it’s too good not to share. Here’s what apparently happened at around 4PM today, on an unidentified American Airlines flight arriving at RDU Airport, per WNCN:
The incident happened when passengers on the flight became ill with nausea and headaches, according to a spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
All the passengers were taken off the plane and after the incident was investigated it was determined that a passenger “passed gas,” the official said.
Authorities later said that the incident was a “medical call” and directed all questions to Wake County EMS.
I’m not exactly sure what they mean by “all the passengers were taken off the plane.” It sounds like the plane had landed in Raleigh as scheduled, so I’m not sure if there was anything unusual about that.
However, the fact that multiple passengers became ill, and that this incident is being handled as a “medical call,” is just amazing.
We don’t know if this was a first class passenger or not, though I’ve often questioned American’s practice of serving food that’s, ahem, flatulence-inducing.
So, was anyone on this flight?!? We NEED to know the details!