'Smelly poo' forces plane to land

Last updated at 11:07
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A plane was forced to go back to the airport and land because somebody had done a "smelly poo".

The plane was heading from London Heathrow to Dubai on Thursday.

It should have been a seven-hour flight but the pilot had to return to the airport after just 30 minutes.

Abhishek Sachdev, a passenger on the plane, tweeted: "Our BA flight to Dubai returned back to Heathrow because of a smelly poo in the toilet."

It's thought somebody had some toilet trouble during the flight and caused a bit of a stink.

Some of the air in a plane's cabin is recycled, so it was judged safest to land the plane instead of letting the smelly air circulate in the cabin.

The passengers were put up in a hotel overnight and were able to get another flight the next day.

British Airways said: "We're very sorry for the discomfort to our customers."

"We provided them with hotel accommodation and rescheduled the flight to depart the next day," the airline added.