Too Stinky To Fly: "Unfamiliar Smell" Grounds Southwest Flight

An “unfamiliar smell” grounded a flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Thursday after flight attendants noticed the smell shortly after take off.

The flight returned to Pheonix as a precaution and the passengers were put on another plane about an hour later.

A spokesperson for Southwest said that the smell may have been coming from “cleaning solvents.”

Whatever! We’re glad they turned the plane around. Recently, a U.S. Airways flight crew suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning after noticing a weird smell on a flight to Boston. That flight also turned around and landed safely.

‘Unfamiliar smell’ prompts Southwest flight to return [Arizona Republic]