An Indonesian airliner was delayed for an hour after passengers complained of an overpowering stench released from a load of the notorious thorny fruit durian, according to reports.
Staff made a decision to unload the fruit after passengers who had boarded the flight chose to get off the plane, which took off an hour later and landed safely in Jakarta.
The airline eventually gave in and unloaded the fragrant cargo. Hmm, do you think the smell would've been that bad? .
Durian is considered a delicacy in many parts of Asia but it attracts a lot of negative attention thanks to its "raw sewage"-like smell".
Its potent stench means it's banned from public transportation, hotels and even planes in certain countries.
A journalist with Indonesia's Antara news agency who was on the plane reported that several passengers began arguing with flight attendants and nearly came to blows.
The standoff ended when boarded passengers began to get off the flight.
A flight was delayed for an hour after irate passengers complained about a frightful smell filling the plane cabin.
Zidane wrote that the passengers were allowed to leave the plane while the crew unloaded the sacks of durian from the plane.
Sriwijaya spokeswoman Retri Maya said the durian had been properly loaded into the plane.
The company then went on to say that it was normal practice for Indonesian airlines to carry durian in the hold, "as long as [the durian] is packed well and enclosed in the cargo according to standard operating procedure". His Facebook post about the incident has been shard more than 20,000 times as of Wednesday afternoon.