According to reports from ABC in Australia, a Virgin Australia jet was forced to return to Los Angeles after take off due to a plumbing problem with two of its sinks.
There was no threat to passenger safety, but leaks from the sinks caused an obnoxious smell affecting passengers, and the captain made the decision to return.
The flight took off on Tuesday from Los Angeles to Sydney via New Zealand when 3 hours into the flight passengers reported hearing the toilets 'explode'. This was followed by effluent running down the aisles. Passengers closest to the problem were offered masks to help with the smell.
Virgin Australia said that the flight was turned around for the comfort of passengers and that the aircraft has since been returned to service.
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