Pilot forced to return to airport after ‘wee from broken toilet flows into cabin’

The United Airlines flight from Frankfurt turned back two hours into the trip (Picture: Getty)

A long-haul flight was forced to turn back mid-journey after one of the Boeing plane’s toilets overflowed.

The United Airlines flight from Frankfurt, Germany, was a couple of hours into its journey to San Francisco, California, when the pilot decided to U-turn.

Contents from the toilet’s waste tank were pushed back up into the lavatory, passengers told German outlet Bild.

A foul smell was said to have quickly filled the rest of the cabin on the Boeing 777.

The crew reportedly called technicians from the plane but they were unable to find a solution that could allow them to continue the flight.

The cause of the fault was not immediately clear, with United Airlines describingit as ‘a maintenance issue’.

The company said all passengers were put up in hotels overnight and flown out to San Francisco on another flight the following day.

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