“Emergency landing” in Bilbao to let passengers go to the toilet

A plane from Gran Canaria to the UK has to make an unscheduled stopover in Bilbao to allow passengers to go to the toilet. About 200 people flew on the plane. They had to stop for about an hour.

Jet2 flight LS782, operated by Airbus A321 G-HLYB, departed Gran Canaria bound for the UK city of Manchester, but they made an unexpected stop midway. Luckily, it wasn’t due to sick passengers or an argument on board, just so the passengers could relieve themselves by finishing their digestion process.

The plane’s toilets broke down and due to the long duration of the flight – more than 4.5 hours flight time – they had to stop in the Basque Country before entering the Bay of Biscay to transit France and fly to the British city.

The reason for this stop was not initially known to air traffic controllers until they were notified when the plane was on the ground.

At this stop, all 200 passengers got off the plane, stretched their legs and went to the toilet. The technicians were able to drain the residual water stored in the plane’s lavatories. Finally, after an hour of waiting, flight LS782 was able to resume its course and reach Manchester without further problems.

source: The Province, Flightradar24

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