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Overflowing toilet caused flight delays at Orlando airport

By Daniel Uria
Overflowing toilet caused flight delays at Orlando airport
An overflowing toilet at Orlando International Airport caused flights to be delayed and airport services to be diverted over the weekend. Photo by Feng Yu/Shutterstock

Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Multiple flights at an airport in Orlando were delayed after someone reportedly tried to flush their belongings down a toilet.

A toilet overflowed and caused flooding in the international arrivals area of Terminal 1 of Orlando International Airport.

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The overflow caused delays over the weekend and forced international travelers to be bused to a different customs area, but airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said personnel were able to reroute planes to avoid the flooding.

"It was certainly an inconvenience to some, but we moved very quickly," she said.

Officials are investigating what exactly caused the toilet to overflow, but it appeared someone was attempting to flush the contents of a suitcase.

Fennell officials were able to identify debris including clothing and paper towel packets.

Airport officials are still attempting to determine who was responsible for flushing the items, but said they were primarily focused on reopening the customs area.

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