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A Singapore Airlines cargo flight from Adelaide, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was diverted to Bali Denpasar airport on October 26th after sensors reported a possible fire & smoke in the cargo hold.
When the flight landed, emergency services found the culprit – or should I say “culprits” – 2,186 goats that were being transported on the flight. The gassy goats had filled the hold of the Boeing 747-400 with farts & manure, causing the sensors to go off.
Once it was determined there was no actual danger other than to the noses of those poor emergency crews who were the first ones to open the cargo hold doors, the flight continued on to its destination.
Keep this in mind the next time someone gets a little flatulent the next time you’re packed into economy. It could be much worse. You could be in a cargo hold filled with thousands of farting goats.
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