Flatulence From 2,186 Goats Forced Singapore Airlines Emergency Landing

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter (Singapore has no more 747s in passenger service) SQ cargo flight 7108 flying from Adelaide, Australia to Kuala Lumpur was forced to make an emergency landing in Bali due to smoke alarms.

Singapore Airlines Used to Fly Passengers in 747s…

During the two and a half hour stop emergency crews determined that the aircraft, which was carrying four crew members and a flock of goats, had not caught fire.

Instead the smoke detectors went off as a result of “exhaust gasses and manure produced by the sheep.”

    Q: Why was the sheep arrested on the freeway?
    A: Because she did a ewe-turn!

The incident, just reported today in the UK’s Daily Mail, occurred last Monday.


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  1. The craziest part of this to me is that you can fit 2,186 goats in an airplane. I know a 747 is big, but wow…

  2. Not goats- sheep! And since sheep weigh around the same as humans, I wonder if Singapore is testing their new Inferior Economy product…

  3. And none of the goats fainted?

    Main cabin on long haul also smell. Some people shouldn’t be allowed to eat.

  4. A flock of goats? Herd of ETC: I’m not going to type 2,182 more sheep emojis. Flock is the term used for birds, but in actuality the sheep were flying too.

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