In today’s “Not The Onion” news, an American Airlines flight supposedly had to evacuate all its passengers after a person “passed gas,” causing violent episodes of nausea and headaches.

Except that this isn’t true.

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The story, which originally appeared on local WNCN-TV, quotes an unidentified spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport as saying that all passengers were taken off the plane after it landed at around 4 p.m.

The incident allegedly started when passengers on the flight “became ill with nausea and headaches” spurred by a foul-smelling odor in the cabin. …

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