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421dog
30th Jan 2018, 23:35
Plane full of plumbers forced to turn around because of a broken toilet (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/norwegian-plumbers-plane-turn-around-broken-toilet/)

I mean Really?

Takan Inchovit
30th Jan 2018, 23:56
It might have been too much of a drain for them?

TWT
31st Jan 2018, 00:15
Did they faucet to return to Oslo ?

lomapaseo
31st Jan 2018, 00:21
are you kidding? not a single helper on-board

Hydromet
31st Jan 2018, 00:23
Guess it had to make a U-turn.

West Coast
31st Jan 2018, 01:48
Crappy position to be in.

ChrisVJ
31st Jan 2018, 02:23
Passengers were insistern on going back. Pilot took the plunger, got bowled over.

WilliumMate
31st Jan 2018, 03:18
Sounds like they were all swinging the lead....

Takan Inchovit
31st Jan 2018, 03:53
Rumour has it that the plane was turned around by Border Security after hearing there was a massive amount of concealed crack on board.

Pinky the pilot
31st Jan 2018, 05:46
Another flight not particularly flushed with success.

sitigeltfel
31st Jan 2018, 05:52
What a load of ball-cocks !

DaveReidUK
31st Jan 2018, 06:35
The crew probably asked if any of the plumbers on board could help, but none of them could fit the job in for at least three weeks.

Trossie
31st Jan 2018, 06:53
I noticed that it had to burn off fuel as the 737 does not have the faucility to 'dump' fuel.

I'm amused at this caption to a picture in that article:

"It is not clear why the plumbers were heading to Munich"

Well, to ensure the free flowing of the plumbing there of course! By adding large quantities of liquid to the outflow systems. (Although, I did hear from a German once that business in Munich is very clever: they pipe the outflow straight into barrels to be able to serve it up again straight away! The ultimate in recycling?)

Hokulea
31st Jan 2018, 07:10
This thread is really plumbing the depths.

UniFoxOs
31st Jan 2018, 07:43
I noticed that it had to burn off fuel as the 737 does not have the faucility to 'dump' fuel.

And in the hour it took to burn the fuel off it could have been half way to its destination. Surely it could have made it the rest of the way with one bog OOS - the last 737 I was on had 3.

sitigeltfel
31st Jan 2018, 08:07
And in the hour it took to burn the fuel off it could have been half way to its destination. Surely it could have made it the rest of the way with one bog OOS - the last 737 I was on had 3.

Reminds me of a friend, when we were out walking the dogs on a regular route in the woods.

"I don't have time to do the full walk, we'll go half way then turn back."

vapilot2004
31st Jan 2018, 08:21
Apparently there was a clog in the toilet coming out of AMS. They had nothing to go on and failed to get a handle on it.

gemma10
31st Jan 2018, 08:27
The sh*t must have hit both fans

Super VC-10
31st Jan 2018, 10:21
That went down the pan (or not).

Gertrude the Wombat
31st Jan 2018, 11:10
I worked in an office full of engineers once which ground (ha ha) to a complete halt when the coffee machine failed. And this office had the complete set - mechanical, electrical, electronic, materials, chemical ect ect engineers.

Blacksheep
31st Jan 2018, 12:35
During a tour of duty with Royal Nepal Airlines I learned never to shake hands with a man with green fingernails. :suspect:

PingDit
31st Jan 2018, 13:20
I imagine the 2nd Officer had the taps at the ready...

hei yu
31st Jan 2018, 18:59
They could have just gone through the motions

lomapaseo
31st Jan 2018, 23:26
They could have just gone through the motions

I hope they never got to # 2

visibility3miles
31st Jan 2018, 23:43
How can you tell the difference between a chemist and a plumber?


Ask them to pronounce unionised.