Smelly passenger removed from plane

An American who hoped to travel on a flight from Charlottetown to Montreal earlier this month was removed from the plane because he smelled.

An American who hoped to travel on a flight from Charlottetown to Montreal earlier this month was removed from the plane because he smelled.

The Air Canada Jazz flight was waiting for takeoff when some passengers complained about the odour. Efforts were made to isolate the man from other passengers, but flight officials eventually decided to ask him to get off the plane.

"Because of privacy reasons, I really can't provide specific information on the passenger who was involved or the reason for the deplanement. But I can confirm that there was one passenger deplaned from our flight," Manon Stuart, a spokesperson for Air Canada Jazz, told CBC News Wednesday.

"As an airline, the safety and comfort of our passengers are certainly our top priorities, so any situation that is perceived as a threat to either the safety or the comfort of our passengers is taken seriously."

It's the pilot's decision whether to fly if there is a problem. Charlottetown airport officials said they were notified of the incident. 

The man, who was visiting P.E.I., was allowed to travel on another flight the next morning.