By Staff writer
EK226 was en route from San Francisco to Dubai when it was diverted to Edmonton in Canada
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.