Yesterday’s United Airlines Chicago – Hong Kong flight UA895 had to divert to Anchorage because a passenger kept “smearing feces everywhere” according to airport police.
They say the adult male smeared the excrement in a couple of bathrooms, and took off his shirt and tried to stuff it in a toilet. He was cooperative with the flight crew and was seated when the flight landed in Anchorage.
The man was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation and was not charged.
The plane was forced to overnight in Anchorage for ‘maintenance’. In the mean time you may want to bring extra hand wipes if flying onboard United tail N793UA. Although at least he kept to the lavatories and not a United Airlines food service cart.
United Airlines Boeing 777-200, Copyright: schulzhattingen / 123RF Stock Photo
The best takes on the incident so far? He was just frustrated because his confirmation said ‘Polaris’ so he thought he’d have the new business class seats and calling Polaris food and wine ‘feces’ is a bit harsh. Of course he may have just been protesting United’s plan to add 23 seats to these Boeing 777-200s.
This is hardly the first time that a plane has had to divert because of poo of course. You can just imagine Samuel Jackson sick and tired of poop on a plane, which is why his famous diatribe ends by declaring he’s about to open some windows.