AN AEROPLANE travelling from Dubai to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing after a row erupted over a passenger’s smelly farts during the flight.
Two Dutchmen sitting next to the offender apparently did not take well to his flatulence, but the unashamed man refused to hold back.
Despite a warning from the pilot a fight between the men then broke out, causing the flight to be diverted to Vienna Airport.
In Vienna police boarded the plane with dogs and removed two sisters and two men after the pilot made a report about “passengers on the rampage”.
The two women are now taking the Dutch budget airline to court over their removal from the flight two weeks ago claiming they have done nothing wrong.
Nora Lacchab, 25, a law student from Rotterdam, and her unnamed sister, said being removed was ‘humiliating’ are now seeking to legal action.
The two women, who are of Dutch and Moroccan descent, were returning to Amsterdam after a week holidaying in Dubai.
Ms Lacchab told De Telegraaf: “We had nothing to do with the whole disturbance. We distance ourselves from that.
“We had no idea who these boys were, we just had the bad luck to be in the same row and we didn’t do anything.
“All I will say is that the crew were really provocative and stirred things up.”
All four passengers have since been released and were not charged.
However, they have all been banned from Transavia Airlines, who say that the two girls were also involved in the fight.
Transavia Airlines in a statement said: “Our crew must ensure a safe flight. When passengers pose risks, they immediately intervene. Our people are trained for that.
“They know very well where the boundaries are. Transavia is therefore square behind the cabin crew and the pilots.”