United Airlines makes emergency landing after passenger smears poop all over bathrooms

United Airlines plane

United Airlines was faced with a unique problem as a Chicago-to-Hong Kong flight had to make a sudden landing in Alaska upon discovering that a man had smeared faeces all over some the plane's bathrooms.

The 16-hour flight from Chicago to Hong Kong, United Airlines flight 895, was prevented from making it to its final destination once the madness started.

The plane was grounded overnight for maintenance, which meant the passengers were stranded for the night in Anchorage.

Airport police said the passenger, an adult male, smeared the feces throughout "a couple" of bathrooms and also took off his shirt and tried to shove it in one toilet.

United Airlines plane
United Airlines plane

The man, a 22-year-old Vietnamese passport holder with U.S. residency, was escorted off the plane in handcuffs and met by law enforcement in the terminal, Gamache said. He was cooperative with the flight crew and was seated when the flight landed in Anchorage.

The passenger responsible for the mess, however, co-operated with the airline crew later and stayed in his seat till he was escorted off the plane by authorities. The man was not arrested, but was taken to a nearby hospital to undergo a mental evaluation. This is not the first time a flight had made an emergency landing for a weird reason.

Although the plane was met by both Federal Bureau of Investigation and airport authorities after landing in Anchorage, the man was not charged with a crime.

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