Plane makes emergency landing after passenger 'passes gas'

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A passenger caused a stink aboard an American Airlines jet, forcing an unplanned landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Flight 1927 from Charlotte to Raleigh landed at 2:21 p.m. on Sunday.

An American Airlines flight was evacuated after a sick man broke wind so violently it caused nausea and headaches among his fellow passengers, according to a U.S. airport official. Shortly after the plane arrived at the gate, several passengers complained of an odor in the cabin, airline spokeswoman Lakesha Brown told the News & Observer.

It was determined that a passenger "passed gas", the spokesperson said.

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American Airlines, however, said the smell was due to a mechanical issue.

But airline and airport officials blew off reports of severe flatulence Monday, telling The Post that the plane was not evacuated during a "medical call" after a mechanical issue aboard.

The flight, which was not identified by RDU officials, landed at the airport around 4 p.m. when the incident was reported. "But it is not due to "passed gas" as mentioned," said spokesman Ross Feinstein.

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