Fliers Have to 'Go Really Bad,' Plane Diverts Hundreds of MilesDecember 6, 2017 12:30pm

We've all been there: Needing to "go really bad," without a toilet in sight. The situation got a little more uncomfortable for passengers on a typically 6-hour Delta flight from New York City to Seattle Saturday night, who were forced to make an unscheduled pit stop—or "potty break," as the Billings Gazette puts it—in Billings, Montana.

The Boeing 757 had to divert roughly 200 miles after its toilets stopped working and passengers basically couldn't hold it the rest of the way. They apparently had to go so badly, per a Delta incident report, that when they found no gate available at Billings Logan International Airport the plane taxied to a cargo area.



A rolling staircase was used to allow fliers in need to deplane quickly and "find relief of built-up pressures," per the Delta report. The Aviation Herald reports the flight landed in Billings about 30 minutes after the decision was made to head there, and the plane didn't resume its journey for another three hours, making for a total delay of 3.5 hours.

(Read about another unfortunate bathroom incident.)

More From Newser

This article originally appeared on Newser: Fliers Have to 'Go Really Bad,' Plane Diverts Hundreds of Miles

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

Delta flight makes emergency landing: 'We left a tire in NYC,' says passengerThe Delta Connection flight, which was operated by ExpressJet, was headed from New York to Richmond, Va., on Tuesday when the crew reported problems with the aircraft’s landing gear
'I Thought We Were Goners'
Former ace Navy pilot ID’d as hero who landed damaged Southwest flight: reportThe Southwest Airlines pilot who made an emergency landing Tuesday after the jet blew an engine and lost a window at 32,000 feet is a former Navy fighter pilot being praised for preventing a worse tragedy.
Southwest Airlines flight forced to land after bird strike day after plane engine explodes, killing passengerA bird strike forced a Southwest Airlines flight to land in Nashville on Wednesday morning shortly after takeoff -- the latest mishap for the airline coming just a day after a passenger on another flight died after she was "partially sucked out" a window due to an engine explosion in midair.
FOX NEWS FIRST: Remembering Barbara Bush - A classy straight-shooter; Pompeo meets with Kim Jong UnPlus, Southwest Airline engine mystery; ICE nabs hundreds of illegal immigrants in New York raids
Southwest Airlines passenger mourned as plane engine that exploded showed evidence of 'metal fatigue'Investigators probing the death of the "remarkable" mother of two who was "partially sucked out" the window of a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday said metal fatigue may be responsible for the engine explosion that burst the window next to Jennifer Riordan's seat.
AdChoices

Related Searches

Related Searches

AdChoices