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16 April 2024

Pilots divert plane because of a foul smell

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By Bang

Pilots had to divert their flight because of a foul smell from the toilet overpowered the entire transportation.

A SpiceJet aircraft, which was flying from Bangalore to Delhi in India, was forced to change direction and land at the nearest airport when passengers noticed a bad scent coming from the toilets during their journey.

According to The Mirror Online the strong odour was unbearable, and when it wafted towards the pilots in the cockpit they had no other option but to land prematurely and investigate.

A spokesperson for the airline said: "SpiceJet B-737 operatingSG192 had to be diverted to Hyderabad due to very foul smell from forward lavatory coming into the cockpit.

"After landing in Hyderabad, the lavatory and cockpit were thoroughly cleaned and ventilated before the aircraft was released for service."

But after a thorough inspection of the transportation, which saw the plane cleaned and ventilated for three hours, the source of the scent was still unknown.