NY to Seattle flight makes unscheduled stop for bathroom break

A Delta Airlines jetliner departs from Mc Carran International Airport in Las Vegas on Wednesday

A Delta flight from JFK Airport to Seattle needed to make an unscheduled landing to give passengers a much-needed bathroom break.

Correction: A lot of passengers had to go "really bad", according to a Delta report.

The Delta flight from JFK to Seattle was supposed to land in Seattle and it was supposed to take about six hours.

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.

And so the plane took a left turn in the skies above Montana, flying hundreds of miles south before landing at Billings Logan International Airport around 6 p.m. Relief was not immediate, however.

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Ground crews had to bring a rolling stairway to the plane so passengers could rush to the nearest restroom and "find relief of built-up pressures", the report said.

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

Past year an OpenSkies transatlantic flight from just outside NY to Paris was diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland after a "serious problem" with the Boeing 767's aircraft rendered them unusable.

While passengers made their way to the restroom, the plane got refueled and prepared to make the final leg of the trip to Seattle in comfort.

The aircraft then taxied the runway while there were "passengers that needed to find a lavatory very urgently".

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