This has got to be one of the most bizarre things we’ve come across today – a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Dubai had to return to its destination mid-flight because passengers started complaining about ‘foul odour from an overflowing toilet’.

The cabin crew tried to fix the problem but apparently, their rigorous training to handle sticky situations failed them this time. Turns out it doesn’t matter how well you can point towards all exits, get people to wear seat-belts or face potential security threats, you’ll always be ill-equipped to handle indigestion.

Tory councilor, Abhishek Sachdev, who was on the flight with his family, tweeted –

Speaking to the Mail Online, Mr Sachdev added, “t he pilot made an announcement requesting senior cabin crew, and we knew something was a bit odd.”

“About 10 minutes later he said you may have noticed there’s a quite pungent smell coming from one of the toilets. He said it was liquid faecal excrement, those are the words he used. He said it’s not a technical fault with the plane, and he was very adamant about that.”

So, it took the pilot 10 minutes to make sure he was safely outside the dookie’s area of influence. That must have been some meal, sir/madam. Whoever you are, know that you changed the course of history. From now on, they’ll not only check us for lighters, matches and razor blades, but they’ll also ask us if we had Indian/Mexican food before boarding. Thanks, but no thanks, stool ninja. You soiled the mile high club. You gave new meaning to ‘highway to the danger zone’. Think about that.

Either that, or Al-Qaeda is weaponizing indigestion.

TL;DR – Plane returns to airport because someone took a dump mid-air. Poop is the new metallic object.