Plane makes emergency landing after 2,100 farting sheep cause sharp rise in temperatureBy Mason White 3:30 AM November 9, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
A plane with more than 2,100 sheep that took off from Australia, was forced to make an emergency landing after the farting animals caused the internal temperature to rise to dangerous levels, airport officials in Indonesia said.
A spokesperson for the Ngurah Rai International Airport, said that the Boeing 747-400 was taking 2,186 sheep to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when the temperature indicator sounded an alarm.
The general manager of the airport, Gusti Ngurah Ardita, said that the landing was requested from the pilot on board the aircraft.
After the plane landed, airport employees noticed smoke coming from the transport compartment of the aircraft.
After an investigation, it was determined that the temperature indicator light went on as a result of excessive CO2 gas from the sheep.
There was no fire on board, and the air conditioning was in working order. After the plane cooled down, the sheep continued on their journey.