A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings, Montana, on Saturday night after the plane’s toilets stopped working and passengers couldn’t hold it any longer.
A local paper reports that the direct flight diverted hundreds of miles south to make the emergency bathroom stop.
Delta says that upon landing in Billings, the plane had to taxi to a cargo area because a gate was not available.
A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings, Montana, on Saturday night after the plane’s toilets stopped working and passengers couldn’t hold it any longer
Ground crews rolled a stairway to the Boeing 757 so passengers could ‘disembark to find relief of built-up pressures’.
According to the Billings Gazette, a flight report indicated that the 757’s toilets ‘ceased functioning, with passengers queuing up and indicating they needed to visit the toilet’.
A flight from New York City to Seattle can take about six hours.
In 2015 a British Airways flight to Dubai was forced to return to London because of a foul odour emanating from an overflowing toilet
Delta Air Lines isn’t the only carrier to have suffered bathroom issues above the clouds.
In 2015 a British Airways flight to Dubai was forced to return to London because of a foul odour emanating from an overflowing toilet.
Cabin crew were unable to fix the problem and the smell became unbearable for passengers seated nearby, forcing the plane to turn around near Brussels and land at Heathrow Airport.
Tory councillor Abhishek Sachdev, who was one of the passengers on the diverted British Airways plane, tweeted at the time: ‘Insane! Our BA flight to Dubai returned back to Heathrow because of a smelly poo in the toilet! 15hrs until next flight.’
He told MailOnline at the time: ‘The pilot made an announcement requesting senior cabin crew, and we knew something was a bit odd.
‘He said it was liquid faecal excrement, those are the words he used. He said it’s not a technical fault with the plane, and he was very adamant about that.’