Spokesperson says, 'passed gas' forces passengers off plane at RDU airport


Reports that an American Airlines plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport was evacuated on Sunday after a passenger "passed gas" are untrue, the airline said in a statement.

According to WNCN.com, the plane landed at the airport in Raleigh on Sunday when the incident was reported.

All passengers were taken off the plane, and that's when it was determined that the passenger had "passed gas", according to an airport spokesperson. There was an odor in the cabin that bothered some on board, but it was caused by a mechanical issue, not a passenger with a stomach issue, Brown said. Some complained of headaches and nausea.

Airport spokesman Andrew Sawyer said the "medical call about persons affected by an odor came in after passengers deplaned normally". "But it is not due to "passed gas" as mentioned," he said.

Officials with RDU did not identify where the plane was flying in from, its destination or what type of plane was involved in the incident.

"But if you can, you should say that whoever is farting in the areas of rows 10 to 12 should definitely see a doctor because they might have ass cancer".