Emergency landing after passengers felt sick from another passenger’s odour

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A Transavia flight to Gran Canaria made an emergency landing in Portugal after passengers were reportedly sick from a “horror” smell coming from a man.

He smelt so bad that other passengers started fainting and vomiting after the flight took off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, Belgian broadcaster VRT reports.

Staff on board the Transavia jet reportedly tried to quarantine him in a toilet before the pilot diverted the flight.

The Boeing 737 is said to have landed in the city of Faro, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, so the foul-smelling man could be removed from the flight.

Once the plane made the emergency landing in Faro, in the south of Portugal, the man was taken away in an ambulance. Passengers reportedly had to wait for two hours, while a cleaning crew took to the plane.

In a statement to Euronews, the airliner Transavia confirmed the emergency landing was because of “medical reasons,” but did not say if it was due to the man’s odour.

However, due to privacy legislation, the airline said it “cannot disclose details about individual cases.”

“What we can say is that our crew has acted correctly and carefully in accordance with the applicable procedures,” Transavia added.

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