New Delhi: When Salman Khan did it in 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', it made you laugh. Omi Vaidya's 'Silencer' got the masses rolling when he let it off in '3 Idiots'. But flatulence – a normal, common bodily function – may be funny in movies, but in reality, it can be quite embarrassing.
A Transavia Airlines flight pilot was compelled to make an emergency landing in Vienna after a fight ensued mid-air over a passenger who could not stop passing gas.
The man's co-passenger on the low-cost Dutch Airlines plane flying from Dubai to Amsterdam got frustrated because of the man's inability to stop passing wind, which led to the fight forcing the crew to intervene.
Flatulence is abdominal bloating, also known as "breaking wind", "passing wind" or, "farting". Caused by reasons such as overeating, consumption of difficult to digest foods, the audible discharge of intestinal gas can be annoying, to say the least.
According to the Daily Mail, who quoted a report in a local newspaper De Telegraaf, the flight made an unscheduled stop in Austria as the two Dutch men threw a fit of objection to the passenger who was flatulent.
Despite pleas from the crew and other passengers, the man continued to pass wind. It is still unclear whether he had a medical condition or not, but he allegedly refused to stop, which led to the chaos.
The altercation reportedly continued despite warnings meted out by the pilot.
According to the Metro, once the flight landed in Vienna, police boarded the plane and escorted two women and two men that the pilot reported as “passengers on the rampage” off the plane.
The women, who are sisters, that were removed from the flight are now taking the airline to court claiming they were not involved in the altercation. Nora Lacchab, a 25-year-old law student, called the removal “humiliating.”
According to the report in the Mirror, a police spokesperson said that the passenger suffering from wind was not attempting to restrain himself.