Stinking fruit forces plane to make emergency landing


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Certain hotels and public transport networks across Asia have banned it.

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Published: Tue 8 Oct 2019, 10:36 AM

Last updated: Tue 8 Oct 2019, 12:42 PM

Air Canada Rouge jet had to make emergency landing for an unusual reason - unbearable stink of durian fruit shipment that permeated the plane's cabin.
According to a reports on, the Boeing 767 aircraft was flying from Montreal to Vancouver with 245 passengers and eight crew members. The crew detected a "strong odour" when the aircraft climbed to 7,000 feet, reported Flight Global. As they were unable to find the source of the stink, the pilots made a request for an emergency landing and donned oxygen masks.
The plane returned to Montreal, where it was discovered that the smell was coming from a shipment of the smelly durian fruit in the forward cargo compartment.
A durian, "the king of fruits" that hails from Southeast Asia, is known for its distinctive odour, which some describe variously as smelling of rotten onions, sewage or vomit.
The stink is so strong which is why certain hotels and public transport networks across Asia have banned them.

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