Slash's Delta Flight Forced To Make Emergency Landing Over Broken Toilets

Posted Aug 3rd 2011 12:45 PMUpdated Aug 3rd 2011 12:47 PM

TEXT SIZE:

AAA

Getty File

A Delta flight from Minnesota to Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City over a broken toilet.

But guess who was on board to document it all on Twitter? Slash! The Guns and Roses guitarist was on board after arriving back in the country from Serbia!

Slash took to Twitter to talk about his long day of traveling, saying: "Left Serbia 8am, just arrived in LA, 10:30pm. Delays, broken toilets, u name it. Gotta love Delta. Iii|; )"

TMZ was at the airport and caught up with some of the passengers on the delayed flight, who told the website that "It stunk...there was a flight attendant standing by the door asking people not to go #2." Flight attendants also stopped serving drinks to cut down on the use of the bathroom, TMZ reported.

When reached for comment, Delta told AOL Travel that the flight was delayed in Minneapolis due to weather conditions and then stopped in Salt Lake City for an hour to repair the broken toilet.

A Delta spokesperson said that the airline offered their "sincere apology to passengers" and provided them with a travel credit in an unnamed amount.

"It is a rare occurrence and not the level of service we aim to provide," the spokesperson added.

Back in March, a broken toilet in first class on a Continental flight caused a three hour ground delay at Pittsburgh airport.

Filed Under: Air Travel, News

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

39 Comments

Filter by:
traviscapt2001

who cares.. no wonder AOL is slipping!!!

August 03 2011 at 9:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Freddy

That's what happens when some thoughtless inconsiderate jerk puts a half a roll of toilet paper down the toilet.

August 03 2011 at 8:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rog214nj

delta /dont ever leave the airport. the biggest flying joke. THEY USE DC9s!

August 03 2011 at 7:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sandman7733

I thought maybe he was still upset (and perhaps took ill) over having to play with the "Black Eyed Peas" during the Super Bowl halftime show. Poor guy.

August 03 2011 at 7:31 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
KAY

Many years ago we flew United from Japan back to the U.S. and there were toilets taped off so no one could use them. Our friends had flown in to Japan on the same Boeing 747 and they left San Francisco with the toilets also taped off. Both their and our flights were full and it got pretty bad for all in economy. Of course the Flight Attendants used the 1st Class facilities and we were barred from entering that area. Arriving in San Francisco we found many of the toilets near the gates were broken also. Passenger comfort was not a goal for United and these types of actions led to their losing so much business and bankruptcy. Served them right for their profits before anything else attitude.

August 03 2011 at 6:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to KAY's comment
scroungenbill

puleez...toilets at the gate are the airport's responsibility...

August 03 2011 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dbrockskk

Serbia??

August 03 2011 at 6:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lesgo4sail

Oh, Mannnnnnnnnnnnnnn. A toilet broke in 1st class? Well, that is just intolerable. Just ask the millionaires who pay less in taxes than their secretaries and janitors.

August 03 2011 at 6:47 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jrtott

So are you saying there was only 1 tolet on the whole aircraft? What kind of plane? Where was thier aircraft technicians? Maybe they don't have any?

August 03 2011 at 6:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
English

I had a bad experience with a recent Delta Flight also. I was suppose to have a wheelchair waiting for me in atlanta. I t wasn''t there so I started walking. they change gates on me 3 times and I had a panic attack. They had to call EMT's which took them 15 minutes to get there and I was having trouble breathing. My blood pressure was at 180 by the time they got there so I wonder what it really got up to before they arrived. Thank God for some friendly people who helped me.

August 03 2011 at 6:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to English's comment
lesgo4sail

Ummmmmmmmmm.......those would be Democrats that helped you. Old School Republicans just stepped over you. If there were any tea bags around, check your purse.

August 03 2011 at 7:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
poohbear7728

Jet Blue I Fly !!!!

August 03 2011 at 6:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Don't Miss

Fotosearch

Take in the sights of autumn across the country.

Hit The Road
Corbis

Tales of learning to expect the unexpected.

Change Your View
Getty Images

Unexpected encounters and wildlife tours.

Cows, Sharks, Monkeys & More

Travel Careers

amtrak train conductor

See the world and interact with people from different cultures.

flight attendant plane interior

It's as crazy as you think.