Broken toilet flush forces JAL Dreamliner to turn back
TOKYO - A 787 Dreamliner bound for Japan was forced to turn around and fly back to Russia after toilets on the plane refused to flush, operator Japan Airlines (JAL) said on Thursday.
The Boeing plane carrying 151 crew members and passengers left Moscow late Wednesday for Narita airport east of Tokyo but returned two hours later, a JAL spokesman said.
"It was hit by trouble - toilets became unable to be used and the device to heat meals also had a problem," he said.
The glitches were believed to be due to an electrical fault but had nothing to do with the plane's batteries, he added.