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Delta flight from NYC diverted after bathroom problems in the air, officials say

A Delta Air Lines plane from Kennedy Airport was forced to land in Montana on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, due to problems with the bathrooms onboard, officials said. / Getty Images / George Frey

A Delta Air Lines flight from New York City to Seattle was diverted to Montana because the plane’s toilets had problems and passengers needed to go, officials said Wednesday.

Delta Flight 453 from Kennedy Airport landed safely in Billings at about 5 p.m. Saturday, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.

The Billings Gazette quoted an official with the Billings airport as saying that there was no gate available so the Boeing 757 taxied to a cargo area, where a stairway was rolled to the plane for relieved passengers.

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“The flight crew reported problems with the lavatories. That’s why the flight was diverted,” the FAA said in a statement.

The airline did not immediately respond to an email and telephone request for comment.