Dragonair flight delayed after mainland passengers fill sink with diarrhea

By Ryan Kilpatrick, March 3, 2015

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On February 28, Dragonair flight KA902 from Hong Kong to Beijing was delayed several hours after a passenger allowed her small child to defecate into the washroom sink and wouldn't close the door, sparking numerous complaints from others onboard.

Not long after boarding the flight at 3pm, a mainland passenger surnamed Liu took her child to the toilet after the little one started to experience the old laduzi. When she got there, Liu not only wouldn't close the washroom door but allowed her child to continue defecating into the sink.

The nauseous odor from the sink full of diarrhea soon shrouded the entire aircraft in an unbearable miasma, and the other 277 passengers onboard began to complain to cabin crew about the stench and voice concern about Ebola.

As time wore on, the captain personally intervened, stepping out of the cockpit to ask the pair to leave the aircraft.

After removing their luggage from the aircraft and arranging for a thorough disinfection of the toilet, the whole ordeal had held the plane back three hours. KA902 took off at 5:50pm

Dragonair has said that the company had to consider hygiene and the interests of passengers. The chairwoman of the Hong Kong-based airline's cabin crew union said she had never encountered a passenger who refused to close the washroom door before, but pointed out that many mainlanders lack common sense when it comes to flying and require "a bit more patience."

The mother and child left Hong Kong aboard another flight back to Beijing later that day.

The incident came just four days after a mainland family of three was kicked off a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong for adamantly refusing to buckle their child's seatbelt and screaming down cabin crew who had to keep asking them to do so.

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