According to Air France, a Rio-to-Paris flight was forced to return to Brazil six hours after takeoff due to malfunctioning bathrooms.
In a statement, Air France says that Tuesday night’s Flight 443 returned to Rio de Janeiro because of a “technical flaw in some of its bathrooms.” The flight lasted close to 11 hours.
All 438 passengers were provided with the option of taking a later flight.
A bomb threat on July 10 forced an Air France jet on its way to Paris to make an emergency landing in northeastern Brazil. Everyone onboard the plane was evacuated safely.
Both flights were on the same route as a June 2009 Air France flight that crashed off Brazil’s northeastern coast, killing all 228 on board.