Aviation

Passengers asked to use plastic bags, bottles in plane toilet malfunction

Warning: This story is probably not one to read while drinking your morning cup of tea.

In fact, it’s probably the grossest thing we’ve read all week. However, it is only Monday so there is plenty of time.

Though we don’t really know what would top having to pee in a plastic bag while on an aeroplane.

Yes, you read right. An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Hawaii reportedly encountered some issues with their lavatories halfway through the six-hour flight.

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The cabin crew told the 187 passengers there was a problem with the bathrooms and only one was working and soon enough, that toilet soon began to overflow.

One passenger on the flight released footage that appears to show a flight attendant telling another passenger they should do their business in a plastic bag, according to NBC.

“What do you mean I have to pee in a bag?” a woman can be heard asking a flight attendant in the video.

“I know, it’s horrible. And guys are going in bottles.” the flight attendant responds.

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The airline later revealed that a diaper had been flushed down one of the toilets, causing the whole system to malfunction.

American Airlines released a statement saying that usually if a flight is in the air and all lavatories become inoperative, the flight will divert to the nearest suitable airport.

“Due to the location of the aircraft, the flight continued to its intended destination. The issue was subsequently rectified upon arrival in Kona, and our flight returned to Phoenix as scheduled,” the statement read.

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