Honolulu-bound jet diverted to LAX after toilets malfunction

A Honolulu-bound jetliner had to divert to Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday after three of the six toilets onboard malfunctioned, authorities said.

American Airlines Flight 005, a Boeing 767-300 with 212 passengers and 10 crew members, landed at LAX at about noon, said airline spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello.  

The wide-body jet took off from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at 10:38 a.m. local time on a scheduled 81/2 hour nonstop flight to Hawaii. 

The plane landed at LAX with about five hours of fuel remaining, prompting the control tower to call in fire crews to be on hand in case of an emergency.


The plane landed without incident and taxied safely, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Maintenance crews were trying to fix the lavatories and there was no estimated time of departure from Los Angeles, Aran Coello said.

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