Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Blame It On The Curry

I know curry has a strong aroma, but I never thought it's strong enough to be mistaken for poison gas:

A BA jet diverted after passengers thought they smelt poison gas was really grounded by curry.

The flight from Belgrade to London made an emergency evacuation after passengers panicked, fearing a terrorist gas attack.

But an official investigation into the incident at the Nikola Tesla Airport in the Serbian capital has revealed the fumes had escaped from a giant container of curry spices in the plane's cargo hold.

"The smell spread from the package of an aromatic food spice," confirmed the Serbian Ministry for the Protection of Human Environment.

At first, officials suspected a canister of powerful acidic chemicals had burst open in the hold, but health officials have blamed the curry for the security scare.

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