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Farting Forces Plane to Make Emergency Landing

  • 11
  • 05
  • 2016

If you’ve had a pet in your lifetime, you probably know how stinky their flatulence can be.

Your reaction could’ve been an “oh, come on!” and gave the stink eye to your dog or cat, who usually have the worst farts.

But could you have imagined the smell of an animal’s fart being confused with a fire?

Goats

That is exactly what happened on a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet of Singapore Airlines.

Usually, planes have special alarms to warn the crew members that something could be slightly or extremely wrong.

Singapore Airline plane

This time, the alarm that went off meant something was extremely wrong, so wrong that the pilot had to do an emergency landing mid-flight.

What was the problem? Not the 4 crew members on board, but the 2,186 goats they were transporting, who were farting throughout the whole flight. The methane gas from the flatulence made the alarm go off.

White goat

Officials didn’t see this as a comical matter, but it got a bit of a giggle.

The plane flight had to make an emergency landing because of goat farts. *giggles*

It was meant to be a smooth flight from Australia to Malaysia, except for the unexpected 2.5-hour layover in Bali waiting for clearance. Emergency services gave the green light for the flight SQ-7108 to depart from Indonesia and continue on its way to Kuala Lumpur.

Regarding the claim that animal flatulence caused the emergency landing, SIA spokesman said: “It is not able to be confirmed.” Although we all know they prefer to keep that as a secret.

Goats walking away

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