Plane diverted after stinky carpet bothers passengers

Lindsay Jolivet
Daily Buzz
Plane diverted after stinky carpet bothers passengers

Someone bring in a carpet cleaner before this airplane crashes.

A smelly carpet on board a flight to Frankfurt on Friday was so powerful it grounded the flight because of safety concerns, the Aviation Herald reported.

The crew on board flight Lufthansa flight LH-809 from Stockholm, Sweden to Frankfurt, Germany smelled something strong during the flight, and so they landed the plane early in Copenhagen and moved all of the passengers to new flights, the Aviation Herald reported.

However, the worrisome smell turned out to be from a new carpet on the aircraft. The plane eventually made it to Frankfurt, according to the story, but only after a delay of two hours and 45 minutes.

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The Telegraph listed several other bizarre reasons for flight delays in recent years, including a stag party guest setting his friend's hair on fire while they were 30,000 feet in the air.

A flight from Halifax to the Dominican Republic emergency landed this winter after a family of smokers refused to butt out their cigarettes on board.

A woman belting out the song I Will Always Love You while on board a flight to New York City in May caused the pilot to land in Kansas City, where her performance ended abruptly as she was handcuffed and taken off the airplane.