A Boeing 787 Dreamliner flew over 6 hours to return to the airport from where it took off

After a flight of more than six hours, more than 200 passengers found themselves at the same airport from which they had departed. The unusual incident took place on Monday, February 12, during a transatlantic flight of the KLM airline, reports Business Insider.

More than 200 passengers flew 6 and a half hours to nowhere. Photo: pixabay (Archive)

The KLM Boeing 787 Dreamliner, carrying more than 200 passengers, had taken off from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and was bound for Los Angeles. Shortly after takeoff, flight attendants discovered that eight of the aircraft's nine toilets had malfunctioned.

According to data provided by Flightradar24, the pilots considered the option of returning to Amsterdam almost an hour after takeoff. The plane circled north of Britain before the pilots decided to continue the race.

But after another two hours, the pilots decided to turn back over Greenland, so the passengers flew for 6 and a half hours to nowhere.

KL601 to Los Angeles returned to Amsterdam on Monday as it was discovered during the flight that the toilets were no longer functional. This failure occurred after takeoff”the KLM company transmitted.

Because the problem affected several toilets, the decision was made to return to Schiphol”KLM added.

The airline replaced the aircraft and the flight to Los Angeles resumed nine hours later than originally scheduled.

The problem reported aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was fixed overnight, as the aircraft flew to Houston on Tuesday, February 13, according to Flightradar24.