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This Is Why A Transatlantic Flight Was Diverted To Shannon Airport Yesterday

By katedemolder

December 27, 2016 at 8:31am

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You couldn't make it up.

A transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon Airport yesterday, after the crew requested a landing, so that passengers on board could use an airport's toilets.

The flight had departed New York several hours earlier and was en route to Paris, as the flight landed at Shannon Airport just after 7:30am local time.

It has been reported that the 172 passengers on board had an "urgent need" to use the loos after the facilities on board were deemed unusable.

The crew requested for engineers to be on standby to service the aircraft's toilets upon landing.

The flight resumed its journey to Paris shortly after 9:30am.

A two hour stopover? That's a long toilet queue...

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