Published on August 31st, 2019 | by sligoadmin0
Bad Smell Forces Flight Abandonment
A sun-bound flight was forced to turn back today after crew encountered a ‘bad smell’ on board.
The flight with 150 passengers on board had taken off ten minutes previously from Knock International Airport and was en route to Malaga when it was forced to return. Crew member Jes Kelly reported “we’d only just taken off when one of the passengers alerted me to a strange smell. It was so bad a few people threw up and some were crying. To be honest I was scared it was combustible”.
The pilot captain Vasilly Ozilbak took the brave decision to return to the popular west of Ireland airport located in the beautiful surrounds of Knock county Mayo. He did so in the interests of passenger safety and in order to facilitate a comprehensive investigation. Knock handles about 2 million passengers per year and is located near Charlestown and is very accessible for travelling to and from the west of the country.
The aircraft landed safely in Knock where all passengers disembarked. All were reported safe and well. The crew and engineers set about trying to discover the source of the hideous odour.
Sligosligonews sports correspondent Damo O’Reilly was a passenger on that terrifying flight. He reports that the source of the ‘bad smell’ seemed to emanate from the front toilet. “I’d just been in there a moment before but I never noticed anything,” said the 45 year old single man from Carraroe. It’s believed that Damo went on the beer the night before as a send off for his holidays. He consumed his usual eighteen pints followed by a curry and a dirty kebab to round the night off.