A British town councillor says his flight to Dubai last week was forced to turn around because of a foul smell from the bathroom.
"Insane! Our (British Airways) flight to Dubai returned back to Heathrow because of a smelly poo in the toilet! 15hrs until next flight..." Abhishek Sachdev tweeted Thursday.
Insane! Our BA flight to Dubai returned back to Heathrow because of a smelly poo in the toilet! 15hrs until next flight... #britishairways— Abhishek Sachdev (@CllrAbhiSach) March 12, 2015
Sachdev, a Tory councillor from Hertfordshire, just north of London, told the Daily Mail the pilot made an announcement about 40 minutes into the flight that "liquid fecal excrement" was responsible for the pungent smell, and the crew was unable to get rid of it so the plane had to turn back to London's Heathrow Airport for "health and safety reasons."
Sachdev, who was travelling with his pregnant wife and two-year-old daughter, said he couldn't get another flight for 15 hours, but the airline did apologize and provide a hotel room and food vouchers, the report says.