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UK Flight Emergency Lands In Bilboa To Use Restroom
A UK flight with JET2 saw passengers from Las Palmas to Britain stopping in Bilboa for a toilet break. Flight LS782 left Las Palmas at 5:03 pm and continued it’s route over the Atlantic, southern Portugal and western Spain. The flight, according to the Daily Mail was already an hour delayed.
The flight suddenly diverted and flew two circuits before landing at Bilboa Airport, Spain. Allegedly, the plane stopped to offer fliers a comfort break since the toilets were broken on the aircraft.
Here is what we know about the UK flight’s emergency landing:
Understandable or immature?
Allegedly, the flight stopped in Bilboa for roughly one hour. The short break allowed all passengers to enjoy some comfort and use the restrooms as the ones on the flight were broken. During this time, technicians worked hard to fix the restrooms and remove residual water stored.
The flight remained at Bilboa from 7:11 pm to 9:20 pm GMT. Other than the out of service restrooms, the plane was safe to fly. The flight landed at 11:01 pm, 2 hours later than scheduled. Air traffic controllers were not told why the flight had stopped at first and were only given explanation when the plane came back.
No compensation is payable under European air passengers’ rights rules.