Airplane farter causes American Airlines flight evacuation in North Carolina

Some complained of headaches and nausea.

- Officials at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport say some crew members left an American Airlines flight Sunday after another crew member passed gas.

The American Airlines flight landed at Raleigh-Durham airport when the incident was reported, with all passengers taken off the plane and the cause investigated.

An airport spokesperson originally told WNCN the odor was caused by a passenger who "passed gas". Authorities later said the incident was a "medical call" and directed all questions to Wake County Emergency Medical Service.

"But it is not due to "passed gas" as mentioned," Feinstein said.

RDU officials did not identify where the plane was from or its destination or what type of aircraft was involved. In a statement, an official said that a plane at RDU had been taken out of service due to a bad odour but denied that this was a effect of "passed gas".

What is true is that American flight 1927 from Charlotte to RDU arrived at the gate 2:21 p.m. Sunday, according to airline spokeswoman Lakesha Brown. But now the plane is currently out of commission until the time its mechanical issue is solved.

Vanessa Coleman