Delta flight takes unplanned potty break in Billings

Ivan Schwartz
December 8, 2017

For fliers from NY to Seattle, the 6-hour flight was too long as pressure started mounting and a plane had to make an unscheduled potty break.

That is, however, why a cross-country Delta flight bound for Seattle on Saturday had to touch down at Billings Logan International Airport in Billings, Montana, first.

It came after the Boeing 757's toilets had stopped working and passengers were queuing up and indicating they needed the toilet, according to an incident report published on AeroInside.

A direct Delta flight from NY to Seattle made an unplanned stop in Billings, Mont., because passengers needed to use the bathroom.

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Instead, they decided to make a sharp left turn and head hundreds of miles south to Billings Logan International Airport.

Upon landing, the aircraft had to taxi to a cargo area because a gate was not available.

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. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the flight landed in Billings, Montana, to "find relief of built-up pressures" (that's a direct quote from Delta).

Travelers were escorted to the terminal so the plane could be serviced and refueled for takeoff. Once there, pilots were again told there were several "passengers that needed to find a lavatory very urgently", according to the incident report.

Other reports by GizPress

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