Saturday’s Delta flight DL453 from New York JFK to Seattle didn’t make it all the way across country without kids yelling at dad they needed to get off the freeway for a potty break. The pilot landed in Billings, Montana. But there was no gate available.
Toilets on the Boeing 757 had “ceased functioning, with passengers queuing up and indicating they needed to visit the toilet.”
But, because a gate was not available, the airplane had to taxi to a cargo area where pilots were again told there were several “passengers that needed to find a lavatory very urgently.”
Ground crews rolled a stairway to the airplane so passengers could “disembark to find relief of built-up pressures,” the Delta report said.
Delta Boeing 757, Copyright: zhukovsky / 123RF Stock Photo
While on the ground the plane was refueled and the toilets serviced. The Billing’s airport’s Director of Aviation reported that the Delta 757’s “toilets overflowed and that blue water was rolling down the aisle.”
The aircraft arrived in Seattle approximately 3.5 hours after its originally scheduled time.