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Incredibly bad fruit smell forces Rouge plane to emergency landing

Christian Fernsby |
An Air Canada Rouge flight has made an emergency landing due to a strange odour in the cabin.

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It proved so strong that the pilots on Flight ROU1566 had to put on oxygen masks and issue a Pan Pan, the second-highest level of emergency.

The Vancouver-bound Air Canada Rouge, carrying 245 passengers and 8 crew, turned around after 37 minutes back towards Montreal.

On landing, the crew finally discovered the cause of the stink a shipment of durian in the forward cargo compartment, reports Flight Global.

The fruit is most commonly found in south-east Asia and is known for its incredibly bad smell. It's banned in some places, including Singapore's subway system.

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