Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's A Funny Old World: Flying Fart Edition

Flatulence leads US jet to divert

An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Nashville after passengers reported the smell of sulphur from burning matches.

The matches were found on the seat of a woman who had attempted to conceal the odour of flatulence with the matches, Nashville airport authorities said.
All 99 passengers and five crew left the plane while it was searched.

The woman was questioned by the FBI but released without charge and allowed to board another American Airlines flight.

"It was determined that she was trying to conceal body odour," said Lynne Lowrance of the Nashville Airport Authority.

She had "no malicious intent but had struck matches which is against [Transport Security Administration] rules," Ms Lowrance said.

The unidentified woman had an unspecified medical condition, Associated Press news agency said.

She was carrying safety matches, which the TSA allows in carry-on luggage.

The matches are not allowed to be struck, however.source


Gypsy James said...

You can take a box of matches onto a plane....but not bottled water??

If it hadn't been boggled to b*ggery already by the way security is being handled by today's US/UK state powers, my mind would be full boggled over by this alone....

Still, on the mian story, stinky cnut.....


Festive world aint it?

Keep up the good work.

Himself said...

I don't think we fall too much for the government induced fear factor on this side of the pond, but Bushco seem to have got the yanks where they want them.

If you haven't read it before try "A nation of pussies" you will have to search it in the nav bar at the top of the page.
Peace, have a good crimbo.