Plane's Unusual Emergency: Fliers Had to Go to Bathroom

According to the Aviation Herald, the plane was flying from NY on its way to Seattle when the passengers began to form a line at the bathroom saying that they had to "go really bad".

The Billings Gazette reports that the direct flight diverted hundreds of kilometres south on Saturday (Sunday NZT) to make the emergency bathroom stop. "All toilets were full and passengers needed to 'go really bad'". The airport grounds crew rolled a stairway over to the plane and escorted passengers into terminal where they could "find relief of built-up pressures".

Passengers were allowed to get back on the plane and continue on their way once the toilets were fixed and the plane was refueled, Kevin Ploehn, the Billings director of aviation and transit, told the paper.

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So... the pilots took the plane to a cargo area, a rolling staircase was brought out, and you can bet they deplaned faster than any other travelers ever - not including disaster and hijacking movies. "That can't be very pleasant".

And in 2015, a British Airways flight to Dubai returned to Heathrow after around 30 minutes due to pungent odours 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.

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