"[T]he stench was worse than that of a corpse that had been decomposing for a month"

The man was then handed over to a waiting ambulance and medical team, before the flight continued on to its destination. Transavia confirmed that a man had been removed from the flight for “medical reasons, but it is indeed right that he smelled quite a bit,” according to Euro Weekly News.

The culprit may have left, but his influence lingered. Though food and drink was supposed to be served during the journey, cabin crew decided not to because the odor was so strong.

The plane eventually made it to Amsterdam, some two hours after it was scheduled to land. “Nobody could stand the stench,” Van Haut said. “I heard someone say that the stench was worse than that of a corpse that had been decomposing for a month. It was an untenable situation,” Van Haut said.