A plane full of tourists had to make an emergency landing after a smelly passenger’s body odour caused other holidaymakers to vomit and faint. The Transavia Boeing 737 flight was due to travel from the Netherlands to Gran Canaria but was forced to make an unexpected detour to Faro, Portugal, as passengers became distressed by the stench of the ‘unwashed’ man.
He smelt so bad that other passengers started fainting and vomiting after the flight took off from Schiphol Airport, which serves the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. And at one point, flight crew reportedly tried to quarantine the man in a toilet before the pilots decided to divert the flight. They landed in the city of Faro, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, so the man could be removed from the flight.
A Transavia spokesman said: ‘The aeroplane diverted because of medical reasons, but it is indeed right that he smelled quite a bit.’ It’s not the first time a Transavia plane had to divert due to a smelly passenger. In February, a flight from Dubai to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing in the Austrian capital of Vienna after a passenger could not stop farting, which caused a brawl between several passengers.