United Airlines is off to a crappy new year so far.
One flight from Chicago to Hong Kong made an unscheduled landing in Alaska after a man had smeared shit all over the plane’s bathrooms!
Airport officials confirmed that the Thursday night landing at Ted Stevens International Airport was due to “a passenger smearing feces everywhere.”
More specifically, officials said the passenger had soiled “a couple” of the plane’s bathrooms and had also tried to shove his shirt down a toilet.
The passenger was reportedly cooperative when he was met by airport authorities and FBI agents in Anchorage. The FBI says it is investigating the incident along with airport police.
No charges were filed against the man, airport police told CBS affiliate KTVA, but he was taken to Providence Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
The plane was grounded overnight for maintenance and is slated to go back up in the air Friday afternoon.
In a statement, United said the unlucky passengers were put up in hotels and that the airline would be working to get them to their destinations as soon as possible.
[Image via United.]