Delta flight makes emergency bathroom stop in Montana

07 December, 2017, 23:14 | Author: Leticia Walters
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It's an uncomfortable, all-too-familiar predicament: You have to use the toilet but there isn't one in sight.

A Delta Air Lines flight from New York City to Seattle was diverted to Montana because the plane's toilets had problems and passengers needed to go, officials said Wednesday. Correction: A lot of passengers had to go "really bad", according to a Delta report.

On a good day, the coast-to-coast flight can take about six hours. Instead, they chose to make a sharp left turn and head hundreds of miles south to Billings Logan International Airport. The plane had to taxi to cargo areas where the crew rolled a stairway so that passengers could "disembark to find relief of built-up pressures". Once on the ground, the pilots escorted the passengers to the terminals where they could answer nature's call in peace and dignity while the toilets were repaired inside the plane. In the meantime, plane's toilets were also serviced and the plane was refuelled so that it could take off again.

The flight eventually took off again and safely landed in Seattle a few hours later.

The plane was delayed for about 3½ hours in total, according to the Aviation Herald.

So the flight, traveling near the Canadian border, diverted hundreds of miles south to Billings where it landed about 6 p.m. "That's why the flight was diverted", the FAA said in a statement.

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