Spirit Airlines Flight Grounded by (Really) Bad Smell
If you’ve traveled much by air at all, you’ve surely run into unpleasant and unusual odors during a flight. However, recently, a flight was plagued by an odor so foul it was forced to make an emergency landing.
Some passengers experienced burning in their chests and throats after smell what was described as a foot like odor.
After the emergency landing, about 10 passengers (of 220) on the New York to Ft. Lauderdale Spirit Airline flight were actually transported to a near-by hospital because of their adverse reaction to the foot-like odor.
Hazmat crews were unable to find the source of the eye-watering odor.
This isn’t the only time in recent history an odor has disrupted a flight. A fight broke out on a Transavia airlines flight in February over one passenger’s gas while another passenger’s BO, on the same airline, caused some of his airborne peers to vomit.
Spirit Airlines is still investigating the smell; however, some wonder if the source of the smell got off the plane after the emergency landing!