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December 05, 2006

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Flatulence brought 99 passengers on an American Airlines flight to an unscheduled visit to Nashville early Monday morning.

American Flight 1053, from Washington Reagan National Airport and bound for Dallas/Fort Worth, made an emergency landing here after passengers reported smelling struck matches, said Lynne Lowrance, a spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority.

The plane landed safely. The FBI, Transportation Safety Administration and airport authority responded to the emergency, Lowrance said.

The passengers and five crew members were brought off the plane, together with all the luggage, to go through security checks again. Bomb-sniffing dogs found spent matches.

The FBI questioned a passenger who admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to conceal body odor, Lowrance said. The woman lives near Dallas and has a medical condition.

I will restrain myself from commenting on this story.

Posted by Mr. Bingley at December 5, 2006 08:52 PM


There are no words...

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at December 5, 2006 09:45 PM

'No words' because you can't breathe...

Posted by: tree hugging sister at December 6, 2006 09:01 AM

Heh, the lady has undoubtably found a 'solution for pollution'

Posted by: BB-Idaho at December 6, 2006 11:30 AM

I can think of one word…


Posted by: Gunslinger at December 6, 2006 04:59 PM

What's really bizarre is that she lit matches near a flammable gas -- methane.


Posted by: Matt at December 6, 2006 08:42 PM