We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Thu 5 Jun 2014 09:47 AM

Font Size

- Aa +

Emirates flight diverted after toilets break down

EK226 was en route from San Francisco to Dubai when it was diverted to Edmonton in Canada

Emirates flight diverted after toilets break down

An Emirates flight from San Francisco to Dubai was this week forced to divert to Edmonton in Canada after all toilets on the aircraft broke down.

In a report first published on website Aviation Herald, flight EK226 is said to have been about 3.5 hours into its journey on June 2 when the decision was made to divert the plane to Canada.

The report said it happened after “all lavatories on board ceased functioning”, with passengers reporting problems with the toilets about two hours into the flight.

Passengers were kept on board while maintenance fixed the toilets, with the aircraft then refueled and de-iced before continuing on to Dubai, the report added.

Asked about the incident, an Emirates spokesman confirmed to Arabian Business that the flight was diverted “due to a technical issue”.

He said it resumed its journey with a total delay of four hours.

“The comfort and safety of our passengers and crew are of the utmost importance to Emirates and will not be compromised,” the spokesman said.

Arabian Business: why we're going behind a paywall

For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
Real news, real analysis and real insight have real value – especially at a time like this. Unlimited access ArabianBusiness.com can be unlocked for as little as $4.75 per month. Click here for more details.