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Flatulent sheep force emergency landing

November 5, 2015 | Comment icon 21 comments

Carrying sheep on a plane comes with its own risks. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 George Gastin
A Singapore Airlines flight was forced to make an unscheduled stop due to a rather unexpected issue.
The plane, which had been carrying more than 2,000 sheep from Sydney in Australia to their new home in Kuala Lampur, had been making good progress when the smoke alarm suddenly sounded to indicate that there was a fire somewhere on board.

The pilots acted quickly and brought the aircraft down for an emergency landing in Denpasar, but when they went to investigate the problem they discovered that there wasn't really a fire at all.

They eventually concluded that "the smoke indication was the result of exhaust gases and manure produced by the sheep." In other words, the alarm had been triggered by farting farm animals.

Source: AOL News | Comments (21)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by jarjarbinks 7 years ago
I farted a smell so foul that they had to stop the plane
Comment icon #13 Posted by Eldorado 7 years ago
Aircraft smoke detection tests for smoke and HEAT . 2000 sheep would generate a lot of body heat . Especially if wearing those big coats!
Comment icon #14 Posted by seeder 7 years ago
sheeps feet? Hoofs? If so.... Hoof hearted?
Comment icon #15 Posted by freetoroam 7 years ago
Sheep can become bloated with gas in stressful situations, according to animal experts. Well there you go, they were stressed, Australia have been sending sheep there for many years, so this can not be the first time its happened. Maybe the sheep knew what was coming.....and it was not a weekend away courtesy of Singapore airlines.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Timonthy 7 years ago
sheeps feet? Hoofs? If so.... Hoof hearted? That's something you need to pen down in your journal for your future stand up comedy days!
Comment icon #17 Posted by BiffSplitkins 7 years ago
Especially if wearing those big coats! Hahaha, I darn near spit coffee on my screen on that one.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Child of Bast 7 years ago
We're meant to have a serious conversation. Right?
Comment icon #19 Posted by highdesert50 7 years ago
Don't let the sheep pull the wool over your eyes, ewe require a herder as a flight attendant or baaaaad things will happen.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Saitung 7 years ago
This is one of the funniest articles here in a while, LOL Yet on the serious note, flatulence from cattle is one of earth's most serious problems to date according to some sources. Check out Cowspiracy
Comment icon #21 Posted by Ashotep 7 years ago
This is why I don't fly. Too much farting for you in an enclosed area?

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