A British Airways flight carrying vacationers to Crete made an unexpected return back to its departure city after a "nasty smell" of weed smoke filled the cabin. Apparently passengers on holiday couldn't wait to get started maxing and relaxing like they were at Club Med.
Passengers began complaining about a foul smell, reportedly similar to the smell of cannabis to flight attendants shortly after the flight departed from Gatwick airport. The pilot turned the plane around and headed back after 90 minutes and was met by fire crews upon landing.
Passenger Simon Skinner took to Twitter:
Another passenger told The Sun, "We were four rows from the back and the whole area stank. Everyone was saying it was cannabis. We were told the air conditioner would clear it up, but it got even stronger."
Passengers were eventually rescheduled on another flight to Greece later on that day.
A British Airways spokesperson indicated there was no evidence of cannabis or anybody smoking cannabis on board the flight. She added, "Our pilot returned the aircraft to Gatwick as a precaution following reports of an unidentified strong smell in the cabin. We are sorry for the delay to our customers' journeys."
The BA route from Gatwick to Heraklion on the Greek isle of Crete.photo: telegraph UK
H/T Telegraph UK