‘Unbearable’ smell ‘ passenger causes plane emergency landing dies of tissue necrosis

A Transavia flight was forced to make an emergency landing reportedly a passenger of the overwhelming stench.


A man who ensured that a Transavia flight from the Spanish island of Gran Canaria to make an emergency landing in Portugal, the death, of tissue necrosis, the Netherlands’ De Telegraaf reported.

The male passenger, now identified as Russian rock musician Andrey Suchilin, reportedly smelled so strongly that others on the flight began fainting and vomiting as soon as the plane took off from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. Some passengers said the smell was “unbearable” and the man was ” unwashed.”

The 58-year-old allegedly had contracted an infection whilst on holiday in the Canary Islands, that cause body tissue to die, causing the smell.

As the Daily Mail reported, Suchilin caught the infection in Gran Canaria. Suchilin the wife Lidia, wrote on Facebook, Newsweek reported, that her husband had sought medical attention before leaving Spain, but was told it was just an ordinary beach infection” and given antibiotics.

His condition worsened on the flight to Amsterdam.


The man was taken off the plane and placed on a bus by medical personnel.


Last month, on the flight, the Belgian passenger, Piet van Haut, told the Express the man smelled like he had not bathed in “a number of weeks.”

“It was like he hadn’t washed himself for a number of weeks. Number of passengers got sick and had to puke” Haut said.

According to the publication, airline crew members tried to get the man included in the airplane bathroom, while the pilot diverted the flight.

The plane landed in Faro in Portugal, where the man was removed from the Boeing 737 and placed on a bus by medical personnel.

In a statement to express of Transavia, the aircraft confirmed the emergency landing was due to “medical reasons.”

“The aircraft diverted because of medical reasons, but it is indeed correct that he stank a bit,” an Easyjet spokesperson told the news site.


Transavia back later, Fox News’ request for comment with the following statement:

“We can confirm that on 29 May a stopover of the fly HV5666 (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Amsterdam) has taken place in Faro (Portugal). This was a precautionary measure in connection with a passenger for medical reasons,” a spokesman for the company said via e-mail.

“Due to privacy legislation, we may, however, no data on individual cases. What we can say is that our crew has acted correctly and carefully and in accordance with the applicable procedures.”

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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