Officially, a United spokesperson told reporters that a toilet clog was to blame. One passenger told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that wasn’t quite it: a modern jet was grounded because of a disposable diaper sent down the toilet.
“After six hours of giving us diaper updates, they finally just cancelled the flight,” he told the newspaper. Sounds enthralling.
Sure, the plane could have taken off with the clog, but a flight with no working bathroom might be the only thing worse than using an airplane bathroom.
Toilet clog cancels United flight to Cleveland from Phoenix [Cleveland Plain Dealer]