Ryanair Sun B738 near Bucharest on Sep 8th 2021, lavatory blues

Last Update: September 8, 2021 / 18:32:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 8, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RR-5351

Destination
Antalya, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
SP-RKK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Sun Boeing 737-800, registration SP-RKK performing flight RR-5351/FR-5351 from Katowice (Poland) to Antalya (Turkey), was enroute at FL350 just crossing the border between Romania and Bulgaria into Bulgaria about 90nm southwest of Bucharest Otopeni Airport (Romania) when the crew decided to divert to Otopeni Airport requesting ATC to contact their company with the message that their lavatories needed to be blocked as the waste system was no longer working. The aircraft turned around and landed on Otopeni's runway 08R about 21 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 4 hours, then continued the journey to Antalya reaching their destination with a delay of 4:40 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 8, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RR-5351

Destination
Antalya, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
SP-RKK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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