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Delta Flight's Bathrooms Fill Up, Pilot Makes Emergency Pit Stop for Passengers

Delta Flight's Bathrooms Fill Up, Pilot Makes Emergency Pit Stop for Passengers

A flight from New York City to Seattle can take about six hours.

Delta flight 253 was bound for Seattle from NY but had to divert to Billings, Montana after the toilets stopped working.

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.

The flight diverted south to the Billings Logan International Airport and landed there just after 6 p.m., according to Flightaware.com.

Ground crews rolled up a stairway so passengers could disembark, as the incident report put it, "to find relief of built-up pressures". When the plane landed, a gate wasn't available, so the plane had to taxi to a cargo area.




The flight was moving towards Seattle in the U.S., situated on the North-West corner of the country, near Canadian border but had to divert mid-way hundreds of kilometres south in Montana so that passengers could attend to nature's call.

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. The plane's toilets were fixed in the meantime, and the plane was refueled so that it could take off again.

That's a long flight, no doubt, but the problem was in the toilets which were full before they got to Seattle.

"I've heard of flights getting diverted. because toilets overflowed and that blue water was rolling down the aisle", Ploehn said.


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