The problem occurred when passengers on the flight became ill with nausea and headaches, according to a spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
The unidentified flight landed at the airport around 4 p.m. when the fart was reported.
All the passengers were whisked off the plane and after the incident was investigated, it was determined that a passenger had farted, or "passed gas" as the official put it.
Flatulence evacuation of commercial aircraft is rather unusual and can be caused by certain medical conditions.
"One thing for certain," said one nauseous passenger, "it really isn't funny."
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