Open Skies Flight Diverted to Shannon Airport So Passengers Could Use Toilet Facilities

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Open Skies Flight Diverted to Shannon Airport So Passengers Could Use Toilet Facilities

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Open  Skies Flight Diverted to Shannon Airport So Passengers Could Use Toilet Facilities

By Ofonime Essien

OpenSkies Plane

A transatlantic jet diverted to Shannon Airport early yesterday so that passengers could use the toilet facilities there.

The crew of the 26-year-old Boeing 767-300 jet reported that the toilets on board were “unserviceable” and that passengers had an “urgent need” to use toilet facilities.

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Shannon Airport

The plane was diverted to Shannon Airport

Open Skies (France) flight BOS-4 was en route from Newark, New Jersey to Orly Airport in Paris and was about 600 kilometres south west of Ireland when the crew decided to divert to Shannon.

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The pilot told air traffic controllers that they had a “serious problem with their toilets.”

There were 172 passengers on board the flight and the pilot advised controllers there would be an “urgent need for them to go to the toilets.”

The pilot also acknowledged that it was an unusual reason to make an unscheduled stop at Shannon. “It’s a very strange thing to come through Shannon for but that’s the case,” the pilot told controllers.

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The flight landed at Shannon shortly after 7.30am and taxied directly to the terminal building where airport ground staff were waiting to meet the aircraft.

Ground support crews were also requested be standing by to service the aircraft’s toilets.

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After passengers had the opportunity to use the airport’s toilet facilities the aircraft resumed its journey to Orly Airport in Paris at 9.38am.

(The Sun)

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