Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A flight in Indonesia was delayed when passengers complained about the smell from a 2-ton shipment of durian, a notoriously pungent fruit.
A video posted to Facebook by reggae musician Amir Zidane shows passengers exiting Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ091 at Fatmawati Soekarno Airport in Bengkulu, Sumatra Island, after complaining about the rotting-like smell of the durian being transported on the plane to Jakarta.
Passengers refused to fly with the shipment of fruit, leading the airline to delay the flight for an hour so the durian could be unloaded.
Sriwijaya spokeswoman Retri Maya said the durian had been properly loaded into the plane.
"It's normal for every airline to carry durian during a flight as long as it is packaged properly and put inside the cargo hold in accordance with the standards and procedures," Kyodo News quoted Maya as saying in a statement.