Smelly Socks


Dirty Sock Odor Sickens Airplane Passengers, Forces An Emergency Landing

July 29, 2018

Do you smell that?

Is a question you don’t typically ask fellow passengers on an airplane. Last Thursday a flight from New York to Florida was forced to divert to South Carolina after several passengers were sickened due to a strong odor.

Passengers described the smell as “dirty socks”. 10 of 220 passengers were treated for headaches, nausea and difficulty breathing.

An investigation was launched immediately to discover the source of the smell, though nothing illegal or hazardous was found on board according to Myrtle Beach Online.

Passengers did eventually reach their destination at around 4:45 A.M. Friday morning.

Via: Atlanta Journal-Constitution