- An Austrian Airways aircraft was pressured to show again mid-flight after its bathrooms broke down.
- The crew discovered that 5 out of its eight bathrooms couldn’t flush, a spokesperson informed AFP.
- Round 300 folks have been on board the Boeing 777, which was two hours into its journey.
Clogged bathrooms on an Austrian Airways aircraft pressured the flight to show again two hours into its journey.
The Monday flight from Vienna to New York, usually an eight-hour journey, turned again after the crew discovered that 5 of the eight bathrooms on board could not flush correctly, an airline spokesperson informed AFP.
Round 300 folks have been on board the Boeing 777, and have been later rebooked on different flights, AFP reported.
It is the primary time damaged bathrooms have disrupted an Austrian Airways flight, the provider’s spokesperson informed AFP. The aircraft is now again in operation, the spokesperson mentioned.
Austrian Airways didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark despatched exterior common enterprise hours.
Passenger flights usually divert to the closest airport when their bathrooms get jammed.
A Norwegian Air flight with 85 plumbers on board returned to Oslo in January 2018 when its bathrooms broke down. A number of of the plumbers mentioned they could not repair the clog within the sky because it required accessing the aircraft’s exterior.
One American Airways flight from Phoenix to Hawaii in August 2018 additionally couldn’t divert to an airport after a diaper blocked a rest room as a result of the aircraft was flying over the Pacific Ocean. Passengers mentioned they have been informed to urinate in plastic baggage and bottles.
Equally, a December 2013 United Airways flight from Phoenix to Cleveland was additionally canceled as a result of a diaper clogged its bathroom.