Emergency Leads To Stinky Situation

November 4, 2007

in Odor Stories

A few years ago I was flying from JFK to Las Vegas, non stop, on an evening flight. Flying time is about 5 1/2 hours. About an hour out, a woman in the rear of the plane starts screaming, really screaming. Her husband (big guy, probably under 40) is having an attack of some kind. There is a doctor on board and a paramedic. They rush back with the airline attendants, clear out about 4 rows of seats to work on him with the oxygen tanks and other equipment. He is lying down across one of the three seat rows and the aisle is now blocked with equipment, personnel etc.

They decide to fly through to Las Vegas and not land for assistance. We have about 4 1/2 hours to go. Because of the emergency going on in the back, there is no beverage/snack service and the rear bathroom is not available, only the front one. Now the entire plane has to use the front bathroom.

With about 2 hours to go before landing, the front bathroom overflows and starts seeping down the aisle all the way to the back of the plane. And people keep using the facility because they have to go and there is no place else.

I was in Vietnam in 1968, but nothing smelled as bad as that plane. Everyone was gagging. It was unbelievable.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherri April 2, 2009 at 9:14 am

What else did you expect to happen? You really complain about that? Self-centeredness was never so obvious.


Millie April 2, 2009 at 10:00 am

Yeah seriously! What a joke! Is this made up? I bet he and his wife were a lot more uncomfortable than any of the rest of you!


Onslow April 2, 2009 at 11:41 am

This was an awful situation to be sure!


jag April 2, 2009 at 10:14 pm

what the hell does this have to do with being in nam in 68, you fucking bullshit liar. you put that in to try and boost your lame story, Asso. You are one sorry ass fuck troop. now go home and get your shine box.


Jenn April 3, 2009 at 12:45 am

This would have been in the news had it actually happened. People need to quit making up stories on here.


NVP April 3, 2009 at 4:40 am

My feelings are that almost 50% of the "stories" on here are total B.S.!! Is this site a labratory for journalism students learning how to evoke emotions from readers?? W T F


Jean Ely April 3, 2009 at 8:38 am

If the situation were as serious as the poster describes, I doubt they would have flown through rather than make an emergency landing somewhere.


Rob April 3, 2009 at 10:43 am

So, did the piss and shit slowly curdle around your feet, or did it stop and stare, or perhaps it picked on that suspicious guy with the 70's hat…

So many made for TV possibilities here.

And all, like your story, bullshit.


Perpetua Hart April 3, 2009 at 10:47 am

So, the point of the comment section is to BASH the poster, right? The people leaving the untoward comments are hateful and small-minded. Every nasty thing you post about the OP, is really just about YOU.

If you don't believe the stories, you must lead a pathetic life in which you never or rarely travel by air. I can believe every word of it. I can count on one hand the number of times in my entire 50 years of life that a flight has gone without some incident to cause discomfort for some passenger or crew member. Air travel sucks because people are RUDE and do not have any common decency towards other people. They think for the price of their ticket, they own the whole damn plane. Or are owed something more than transportation from point A to point B.


last boyscout April 3, 2009 at 11:11 am

lighten up, P.HART. I think the purpose of the comments is to expose some of these self-centered assos for what they are.You also could be one of those RUDE people you write about, so get off your pedestal.


nicole April 6, 2009 at 5:51 am

Sherri you're a little bit stupid. Just a little. An overflowing toliet on a plane with still hours before landing, yes, those people were complete selfish bastards.


nicole April 6, 2009 at 5:53 am

Jenn, it's amazing what newsworthy events never make it to the airwaves. This may have been mentioned, but just because you failed to see it, it didn't happen?


Sherri April 6, 2009 at 10:39 am

Yeah, I'm the one that is stupid.

As with everyone else, I call bull on this fiction.


TravMD April 7, 2009 at 5:51 am

Everything seems credible except for the fact that they didn't land. If he was really having a heart attack they wouldn't have flown through. I've worked on patients on planes a couple times (one CHF and one CVA) and the captain has both times asked me if he needed to land. Both times I said yes.

Now the poster may not be medical and it's possible this gentleman was only having minor angina or whatever so they didn't need to land.


Joe Mama April 7, 2009 at 8:58 am

They may or may not have landed depending on the condition of the sick person. It may not have necessarily been a heart attack or anything that serious. But where I call bull is that the front lavatory was so full that it was running down the aisle to the back. Jeezus, was the plane filled with people with bad kidneys who just drank Mexican water or something? The tank for the forward lavs should have been big enough to hold enough waste for a 5 1/2 hour flight on a normal day. Plus, people seem to forget that they operate on a suction system. The other thing that I call bull on is that the lav was overflowing but people were still using it. If I were in that situation, I'd hold it if at all possible.


Paul April 7, 2009 at 10:06 pm

i dont believe the overflowing part because all the toilets flushes into one tank. although, if too much toilet paper was used, then it could be true


Poco April 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm

They decided to go on for 4 1/2 more hours with a possibly dying man in the back of the plane? And sewage pooling around the passengers' feet? Really?

I can believe that the airline didn't give a f*ck about the people involved, but the negative publicity would've ensured that they'd land and correct the situation. I call BS.


Susan May 4, 2009 at 11:04 am

Almost as unbelievable as your story……..


Mark December 2, 2009 at 7:31 am

You were in 'Nam in 68? I bet you ate in the mess hall didn't ya!>?


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