We’ve all had bad inflight meals – but not because there’s a foreign object in them.

A passenger onboard a Singapore Airlines flight was eating his meal when he bit into something unexpected: a tooth that didn’t belong to him.

Passenger Bradley Button was travelling onboard flight SQ248 from Melbourne to New Zealand capital Wellington when he found the tooth in his rice dish.

“I threw my guts up,” Mr Button told Australia media.

“For the rest of the flight I was not well, just the idea of having someone else’s body part in my food is not nice.”

A Singapore Airlines spokesperson told The Independent it was investigating the incident and had sent “the object” for analysis.

The spokesperson added: “Singapore Airlines is aware that a customer travelling on flight SQ248 from Wellington to Melbourne on Tuesday 26 February found what appeared to be a foreign object in their meal.

“We sincerely apologise to the customer for this negative experience and for the inconvenience this has caused.

“We are currently investigating this incident and have sent the object for analysis.

“Once the results of the analysis are known we will determine what the most appropriate course of action to take is. 

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“We expect all of our meals to meet a consistently high standard and we are disappointed in this discovery.”

It’s not the first time a foreign object has appeared in an inflight meal. Earlier this month, an Air India passenger en route to Mumbai found a cockroach, several centimetres long, in his breakfast.



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