Written by David Rudin for the National Post.
British Airways flight 2552 was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing in London on Friday after a dank smell, likened by some passengers to marijuana, filled the cabin.
The early-morning flight was diverted while over Paris, 90 minutes into its journey, after passengers complained about a strong smell. Upon its return to Gatwick Airport, the plane was greeted by emergency personnel.
“There was a faint smell when we got on,” passenger Stuart Barnes told UK tabloid The Sun. “We were told that they hoped when they put the air conditioning on it would clear, but it got even stronger.”