A British Airways flight to Dubai was forced to return to London due to a foul odour emanating from an overflowing toilet.
Passengers were left disappointed at the same time relieved after the pilot announced they would be turning back to heathrow after someone dropped the smelly poo in the toilet.
Cabin crew were unable to fix the problem and the smell became unbearable for passengers seated nearby, forcing the plane to turn around near Brussels and land at Heathrow Airport.
Insane! Our BA flight to Dubai returned back to Heathrow because of a smelly poo in the toilet! 15hrs until next flight… #britishairways
— Abhishek Sachdev (@CllrAbhiSach) March 12, 2015
“The pilot made an announcement requesting senior cabin crew, and we knew something was a bit odd. About 10 minutes later he said you may have noticed there’s a quite pungent smell coming from one of the toilets. He said it was liquid faecal excrement, those are the words he used. He said it’s not a technical fault with the plane, and he was very adamant about that.” explained one of the passengers.
Passengers were initially informed they would be back on their way in 3 hours, but it turned out to be a 15 hour delay. The airline offered an apology and provided hotel accommodation and food vouchers.
No one took responsibility for the s#$t, but despite the delay, the passengers were grateful they did not have to endure 7 hours of bad odour.