Passengers create stink over pungent planeload of durian

都是榴莲惹的祸! 乘客集体抗议拒登机
时间:2018-11-09 单词数:2610

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导读:11月5日,一群乘客搭乘印尼苏拉维加亚航空公司一架从明古鲁飞往雅加达的航班,但他们登机后发现机舱里竟然弥漫着一股榴莲的恶臭,于是纷纷“出逃”并拒绝登机,导致这架航班延迟了1个小时才飞上天空。

榴莲惹的祸_英语新闻

Jakarta (AFP) - A cargo of pungent durian fruit led an Indonesian plane to be delayed for an hour after passengers turned their noses up at the funky freight and refused to fly.

雅加达(法新社电)——因机舱里带了榴莲,乘客无法忍受其刺鼻气味,印度尼西亚一航班延迟了一个小时才起飞。

Durian is highly popular in Southeast Asia but very divisive. While some consider it the "king of fruits", likening its creamy texture and intense aroma to blue cheese, detractors consider its odour to be closer to sewage, stale vomit or damp socks.

气味浓烈的榴莲是东南亚一种非常流行的水果,然而人们对其褒贬不一。喜欢的人会赞榴莲是“水果之王”,认为榴莲果肉似奶油般滑嫩,又似蓝奶酪那样芳香四溢、回味无穷;讨厌的人则认为榴莲自带一股恶臭,堪比下水道的污物或者臭袜子。

Passengers booked on a Sriwijaya Air flight from Bengkulu province in Sumatra to Jakarta on Monday complained to staff after smelling the fruit and refused to get on the plane -- repulsed by the pungent payload andconcerned about the extra weight on board.

星期一(11月5日),一群乘客搭乘印尼苏拉维加亚航空公司一架从明古鲁飞往雅加达的航班,但他们登机后发现机舱里竟然弥漫着一股榴莲的恶臭,同时也担心飞机超载,于是纷纷“出逃”向工作人员投诉,并拒绝登机。

The airline admitted it was carrying more than two tonnes of the whiffy wares but insisted they posed no danger to the flight, adding the smell would dissipate once the aircraft took off.

该航空公司方面也承认机舱里确实装了2吨多的榴莲,但他们坚称这并不会影响飞行安全,而且等到飞机起飞后榴莲的气味就会消散。

"Durian is not classified as a hazardous material to be transported on a plane," Sriwijaya Air official Abdul Rahim told national television station Kompas TV late Tuesday.

周二晚些时候,苏拉维加亚航空公司的官员阿布杜尔.拉希姆在接受Kompas电视台采访时说:“榴莲不属于航空运输危险品。”

He blamed unusually hot weather for the stench.

他表示是异常炎热的天气导致了榴莲发出气味。

"We made the necessary precautions, such as putting in pandan leaves and coffee powder to absorb the durian smell," Rahim said.

拉希姆说,“我们也有必要的预防措施,比如说在飞机货舱里放了香兰叶和咖啡粉,用来吸收榴莲的气味”。

Staff decided to unload the fruit after passengers who had boarded the flight decided to get off the plane, which took off an hour later and landed safely in Jakarta.

最终,航空公司派人把货舱中的榴莲搬下飞机,这场闹剧导致航班延误了1个小时后,安全降落雅加达。

Bengkulu airport staff said they would review procedures regarding transport of durian to avoid passenger discomfort in the future.

明古鲁机场工作人员称将重新审查榴莲的运输程序,以避免类似事件再次发生。

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