The irony! A plane, filled with eighty-five plumbers has recently had to turn around due to the broken toilet on board.

The Norweigan flight, departing from Oslo, was twenty minutes into its journey before it was forced to turn around. Travelling to Munich, the plane was able to climb to 33,000 feet before it needed to turn back. Before landing though, the plane had to circle for a while in order to burn fuel. Then, it was able to land after being in the air for just an hour.

On board the plane though, there were eighty-five plumbers, 65 of which all from the same company. However, despite this, the group of plumbers were unable to fix the broken toilet.

The CEO for one of the plumbing company’s on board, Rørkjøp, described: “We would have liked to fix the restrooms.”

“But, unfortunately, it had to be done from the outside and we did not take the opportunity to send a plumber [out] at 10,000 metres.”

Once on the ground, engineers were able to take a look at the faulty loo and determine the cause of the issue. Eventually, the plane was then able to take off again and depart the airport, three and a half hours later.

A Norweigan spokesperson described: “Flight DY1156 from Oslo to Munich on Saturday January 27 returned to Oslo due to a technical fault with the toilet.”

“The aircraft was repaired and continued with the flight later that day.”

“We would like to thank passengers for their patience and would like to apologise for the inconvenience.”

This isn’t even the first toilet related reason for a plane grounding either! One aircraft bound for Dubai had to return to Heathrow airport due to a smelly poo. And, a plane set for the Carribean ended up sitting on the tarmac for five hours, all because there wasn’t enough toilet roll!

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Typically though, there’s been controversy between toilets and tradesmen. Specifically, one woman refused to allow a tradesperson to use her toilet. This sparked real debate online, but what do you think? Take a look at the full report here.

So what do you think of this? Have you ever been held up at the airport for a strange reason? Let us know in the comments below.


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