A flight from Toronto to Pakistan was forced to divert and was delayed for five hours after passengers blocked all the toilets onboard the plane.The Boeing 777-200 had left Canada’s most populous city and was heading for the city of Lahore in Pakistan when the problem was discovered mid-air over the North Sea.
It then had to divert 200 miles to Manchester so the problem could be fixed before resuming its journey across Europe and Asia.
It was forced to divert to Manchester airport after ‘someone threw something solid’ down one of the toilets, putting all of them out of action.
Passengers were not happy about the delay. The chairman of Pakistan International Airlines Muhammad Azam Saigol released a statement saying: ‘I am of the view that passengers need to strictly adhere to and carefully read the warning signs in the toilets!’
PIA Pakistan tweeted: ‘Today’s Toronto-Lahone flight has been diverted to Manchester as its toilets got choked, due to something solid thrown by passengers.’
‘As all toilets are connected with a common drain line, the rest of the toilets were choked.’
‘Keeping in view the convenience of passengers, the flight has been diverted to Manchester where the toilets will be serviced before the flight continues its onward journey. Inconvenience to passengers is regretted.’
The passengers finally got to Pakistan after a five hours delay.