A Transavia Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday after several passengers started to vomit and slip into unconsciousness. The plane was on its way from Amsterdam to Gran Canaria when it seems an unnamed man’s body odor overwhelmed the other passengers on the flight.
“It was like he hadn’t washed himself for several weeks,” a passenger named Piet van Haut explained to the U.K.’s Mirror. “Several passengers got sick and had to puke.”
The flight crew reportedly tried to quarantine the man’s stench in the bathroom. But after the attempt failed, the pilot made an emergency stop in southern Portugal, where the man was escorted off the plane and placed on an airport bus.
It is unknown whether the man suffers from any medical conditions.
A spokesman for Transavia Airlines told the Mirror: “The aeroplane diverted because of medical reasons, but it is indeed right that he smelled quite a bit.”
However, in an official statement provided to Fox News, there’s no mention of the passenger’s body odor.
“We can confirm that on May 29th a stopover of flight HV5666 (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Amsterdam) has taken place on Faro (Portugal),” wrote a company spokesperson. “This was a precautionary measure in relation to a passenger for medical reasons.”
The company spokesperson added, “Due to privacy legislation, however, we cannot not disclose details about individual cases. What we can say is that our crew has acted correctly and carefully in accordance with the applicable procedures.”