Fiery Curry

Well, we’ve all heard of jokes of how ‘spicy and hot’ curry have wrecked havoc with the delicate palates of people not used to the ‘heat’ of the dish, here is one curry powder which diverted the course of a flight.

Apparently, a bag of curry powder triggered the fire alarm of the plane! Talk about curry power πŸ™‚

These sort of false alarms do have precedents, apparently,

In 2004, a Mumbai-LondonΒ Air India flight was diverted and made an emergency landing near Bucharest after an alarm went off in its cockpit. As no fire or smoke was detected on inspection, the ground officials surmised it must be the strong smelling consignment of mangoes in the cargo hold that triggered the alert. The mango boxes were removed and the aircraft had an uneventful journey to London. There have been a number of other instances of smoke alarms in Boeing 777s going off due to fruit cargo.

Air safety experts say that these false alarms are apparently triggered off by consignments of fruits like durians, mangoes which cause unusual humidity and temperature conditions in cargo holds.

This certainly reminds me of the time when some of my British colleagues decided to experiment with mixing Vindaloo with Tabasco. Their course , for the next few days was also considerably altered πŸ™‚

30 thoughts on “Fiery Curry

  1. I just got my laptop back and first thing i read is this,really funny.And i am sure the passenger who is carrying the curry powder is a south indian/from andhra πŸ˜‰

    You got your laptop back!! Great!
    ‘And i am sure the passenger who is carrying the curry powder is a south indian/from andhra ;)’ – πŸ˜†

  2. humdity sets off fire alarms! that’s really some news! there might be a special way to pack these fruits for air travel perhaps?

    I would have thought so too!

    “Their course , for the next few days was also considerably altered”


    that was hilarioussssssssss smitha!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Yeah – they were the butt of jokes for ages after that πŸ™‚ One of them was even gifted a bottle of tabasco sauce by their secret santa πŸ™‚

  3. Ha..ha..ha..ha… We get everything everywhere now but people still carry everything from India. The smell!

    I know!! Not just curry powders – people even bring utensils and stuff!

  4. geeeeez… i dunno… i suddenly started drooling for some really really spicy curry… !!

    it did sound funny… but made me hungry more so…

    It made you hungry?? The thought of it makes me not want to eat πŸ™‚

  5. I don’t understand why it couldn’t have been packed better?!!
    though its funny, the inonvenience it caused, must have put people off quite a bit!

    I know.. I wonder why we carry so much of it anyways – when everything is available everywhere these days! And yes, the inconvenience is another thing altogether.. I am sure some poeple must have missed their connecting flights – thanks to the curry!

  6. its hilarious when you think about it πŸ˜€
    something thats pungent enough to set off alarms and we EAT it happily ? πŸ˜€
    go figure!

    I know ! ‘something thats pungent enough to set off alarms and we EAT it happily ?’ Only we could do that πŸ™‚

    and a non-desi colleague of mine is shaking his head and going..These Indians … (in a good way ofcourse)

    err also a lil background on him πŸ˜€

    poor thing ate Vindaloo a few days back and though I dont eat non-veg, his expression told me volumes πŸ˜†
    since then he keeps off hot stuff πŸ˜€

    I can imagine it totally πŸ™‚

  7. I read this story in the newspaper….amusing stuff!

    As for the person mixing Vindaloo with Tabasco – that’s one adventurous soul!

    Yes, they were having a wager about something .. but the others claim that they were too drunk to realise what they were doing πŸ™‚

  8. hahaha πŸ˜€ good one..What is vindaloo?? I have heard a lot about it being a popular south indian dish

    Haven’t the slightest idea – I saw it in menus for the first time here, in the UK πŸ™‚ All I know is that it is very hot!

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