SpiceJet Passenger Gets Trapped Inside Lavatory; Forced to Sit On the Toilet for Landing

by Anthony Losanno
WestJet Toilet

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A SpiceJet flight between Mumbai International Airport (BOM) and Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) saw one passenger get an upgrade to a seat that most would not want to fly on. After getting trapped in the lavatory due to a malfunctioning door, the passenger was advised to sit on the toilet and prepare for landing.

The Boeing 737 was en route for the approximately one-hour flight between the two Indian cities when he found himself trapped in the lavatory. The man called to the cabin crew for assistance, but they were unable to open the door.

The crew provided the passenger with instructions for landing with a note that read:

Sir, we tried our best to open the door. However, we could not open [it]. Do not panic, we are landing in [a] few mins, so please close the comode lid and sit on it and secure urself (sic). As soon as the main door is open [an] engineer will come. Do not panic.”

A spokesperson for SpiceJet confirmed the door malfunction and said that the passenger received a full refund.

Anthony’s Take: It’s surprising that the crew could not open the door or take it off of its hinges. I can’t imagine this was a pleasant experience, but luckily it was a short flight.

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