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17th Dec 2007, 23:18
There is no other place to put this!

Flatulence leads US jet to divert (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6213644.stm)

An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Nashville after passengers reported the smell of sulphur from burning matches.

The matches were found on the seat of a woman who had attempted to conceal the odour of flatulence with the matches, Nashville airport authorities said.

All 99 passengers and five crew left the plane while it was searched.
The woman was questioned by the FBI but released without charge and allowed to board another American Airlines flight.

"It was determined that she was trying to conceal body odour," said Lynne Lowrance of the Nashville Airport Authority.

She had "no malicious intent but had struck matches which is against [Transport Security Administration] rules," Ms Lowrance said.

The unidentified woman had an unspecified medical condition, Associated Press news agency said.

She was carrying safety matches, which the TSA allows in carry-on luggage.

The matches are not allowed to be struck, however.

17th Dec 2007, 23:20
That's fartsical!

17th Dec 2007, 23:22
Did that not happen in December 2006? :confused:

Buster Hyman
18th Dec 2007, 00:20
It was a DC2 when I first read it....and I think it was old then.

kiwi chick
18th Dec 2007, 00:22
Maybe that's why it smelt so bad? :}

(running for the door....)

18th Dec 2007, 00:29
Lucky she didnt light one by mistake.
It might have given the flame-retardant seat covers a bit of a testing....:)

kiwi chick
18th Dec 2007, 00:32
That's the only reason I fly in flame-resistant overalls.... ;)

18th Dec 2007, 00:37
It seems to be an annual Xmas funny:


18th Dec 2007, 01:02
At least they got to the bottom of the mystery.

18th Dec 2007, 02:22
Very cheeky

Loose rivets
18th Dec 2007, 08:26
It might have given the flame-retardant seat covers a bit of a testing.

No, It would have wreckem'

18th Dec 2007, 08:30
there are cracks showing in this story:}

18th Dec 2007, 09:50
Right then, we need to get to the bottom of this (boom boom).

As a similar story appeared to do the rounds last year, do we think it's the Beeb putting up bollox on a slow-news day, or AA's press people having a bit of fun?

18th Dec 2007, 09:53
If you look at the date just under the main banner you'll see that it is the story from last year.

18th Dec 2007, 10:03

My apologies - you're right. In my defence, I was looking at the BBC News front page and the story appeared in the 'Other top stories' section on the front page - so I assumed it was current.

This story (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/7126973.stm), however, does have a recent date.

18th Dec 2007, 10:34
Hi Taildragger

No problems - this seems to be happening more and more on the BBC site as they use a 'most viewed/most read' ranking system so if a story starts doing the rounds on other sites or emails, it can quite easily get bumped up to the front page. Certainly caught me out a few times as well:ok:


18th Dec 2007, 12:47
an ill wind, blows no good

His dudeness
20th Dec 2007, 10:49
yeah, I can see it clearly, this means a clyster prior borading! :ugh:

FCS Explorer
20th Dec 2007, 11:05
yeah sure. that explains TWA800. forget the fuel pump theory. it was taco bell.

20th Dec 2007, 11:32
what does this mean for Guinness drinkers around the world?

west lakes
20th Dec 2007, 12:28


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