Delta flight makes emergency bathroom stop in Montana

  • Flight between New York City and Seattle diverted to Billings to use bathroom
  • Plane forced to land because of no working toilets and desperate passengers 
  • Passenger plane had to use cargo area because no gate was available

A Delta flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings, Montana on Saturday night after the plane’s toilets stopped working and passengers couldn’t hold it any longer.

The Billings Gazette reports that the direct flight diverted hundreds of miles south on Saturday to make the emergency bathroom stop.

Delta says that upon landing in Billings, the plane had to taxi to a cargo area because a gate was not available. 

Delta says ground crews rolled a stairway to the Boeing 757 so passengers could ‘disembark to find relief of built-up pressures.’

According to the Billings Gazette, a Delta incident report, Gazette, “ceased functioning, with passengers queuing up and indicating they needed to visit the toilet,” according to a Delta incident report.

A flight from New York City to Seattle can take about six hours.

Delta Airlines aren’t the only airline to suffer bathroom issues above the clouds. 

In 2015 a British Airways flight to Dubai was forced to return to London because of a foul odour emanating from an overflowing 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.

Tory councillor Abhishek Sachdev, who was one of the passengers on the diverted British Airways plane, tweeted at the time: 

‘Insane! Our BA flight to Dubai returned back to Heathrow because of a smelly poo in the toilet! 15hrs until next flight’