Virgin Australia B773 over Pacific on Nov 3rd 2014, blocked sinks

Last Update: November 4, 2014 / 21:45:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-2

Aircraft Registration
VH-VPH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

A Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300, registration VH-VPH performing flight VA-2 from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Sydney,NS (Australia), was enroute at FL300 over the Pacific Ocean about 1300nm southwest of Los Angeles and about 1000nm east of Hilo,HI (USA) when the crew decided to return to Los Angeles due to two blocked sinks. The aircraft landed safely back in Los Angeles about 6 hours after departure.

Passengers reported a toilet was overflowing and an incredible stench developed on board. They were sitting in crap and used face masks due to the odour, some passengers vomitted.

The airline said, two sinks were blocked causing a fresh water system overflow, one of the sinks was blocked by a tooth paste cap. No human waste was leaked in the occurrence.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-VPH
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
777-3ZGER
ICAO Aircraft Type
B77W
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 3, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-2

Aircraft Registration
VH-VPH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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