A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing because of a passenger’s “unbearable” body odour which caused others around him to vomit and faint.
The Transavia flight to the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria took off from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands but was soon forced to make an emergency landing when travelers became distressed by the body odour of a passenger.
Passengers said the man smelt like he hadn’t washed in weeks, he The smelt so bad other passengers started to faint and vomit.
Staff on board the Transavia service reportedly tried to quarantine him in a toilet of the Boeing 737 before the pilots were forced to divert the flight. They landed in Faro in southern Portugal so the foul-smelling man could be removed from the flight.
One of the passengers, who is a Belgian, Piet van Haut described the stench of the man as “unbearable”. He said;
“It was like he hadn’t washed himself for several weeks. Several passengers got sick and had to puke.”
Transavia airline confirmed the emergency landing saying it was due to “medical reasons”. A spokesman for the airline said;
“The aeroplane diverted because of medical reasons, but it is indeed right that he smelled quite a bit.”