WHEN people are forced to remain confined together for long periods of time, personal habits can often be the instigators for hostility.
That’s what happened on a Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam recently which was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Vienna after a fight broke out over some unwarranted flatulence.
Two Dutchmen took umbrage with an overweight passenger who refused to stop farting – hastily leading to a physical altercation on board.
On landing, officers promptly boarded the plane with police dogs and four suspects were eventually escorted off the plane before it was deodorised.
Although news of the altercation led to unwanted headlines for Transavia, the airline was quick to downplay the violent nature of the brawl, claiming the fracas was mostly just a lot of hot air.