- Flight 252 had set out of Nassau in the Bahamas en route to Heathrow
- Airline says it was ‘technical issue’ but online mention of lavatory problem
- Last year a BA flight returned to London because of a ‘smelly poo’
A British Airways plane bound for Heathrow was forced to make a diversion because of a broken toilet.
Flight 252 had set out from Nassau in the Bahamas to Heathrow when the pilot took the decision to land at St John’s International Airport in Canada.
The airline described it as a ‘technical issue,’ however some Twitter users appear to have shed more light on what specifically went wrong
The British Airways plane was just over four hours into the journey from the Bahamas to London when a problem with the toilet forced the pilot to divert to Canada
One news reporter shared on Twitter just what the ‘technical fault’ was with the aircraft
Tom Podolec, who works for Canadian news channel CTV, wrote: ‘Diversion @British_Airways #BA252 Nassau to London diverted to St. John’s due to broken lavatory.’
British Airways has refused to confirm that it was indeed a problem with the lavatory.
A spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘We are very sorry for the delay to our customers’ journeys following a diversion due to a technical issue on board the aircraft. ?
‘?The safety and comfort of our customers is always our priority. Our crew are looking after our customers until they are able to continue on their journey.?’
Passengers were taken on an unscheduled stop-off at St John’s International in Canada
Last year a British Airways flight to Dubai was forced to return to Heathrow Airport after a ‘smelly poo in the toilet’ became unbearable for passengers.
A town councillor from Hertfordshire said the flight to Dubai was forced to return to London due to a foul odour emanating from an overflowing toilet.
Hertsmere councillor Abhishek Sachdev, who represents Potters Bar Parkfield, said the seven-hour flight was aborted due to the smell.
‘The pilot made an announcement requesting senior cabin crew, and we knew something was a bit odd,’ said Sachdev.
About 10 minutes later he said you may have noticed there’s a quite pungent smell coming from one of the toilets.
Sachdev added: ‘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.’
A spokesperson for the airline told MailOnline at the time: ‘We’re very sorry for the discomfort to our customers. ?
‘We provided them with hotel accommodation and rescheduled the flight to depart the next day.’
Courtesy: Daily Mail Online