Plane dumps human sewage over man in his garden in Windsor

Plane dumps human sewage over man in his garden in Windsor

A MAN and his garden were "splattered in a very unpleasant way" when a passing plane dumped human waste, a council meeting has heard.

Councillor Karen Davies said she was "horrified" to hear of the incident, as she addressed The Royal Borough Of Windsor & Maidenhead's aviation forum.

She explained how his "whole garden, and garden umbrellas, and him" were all "covered".

The dumping took place "fairly centrally" to Windsor in mid-July.

Typically planes store toilets sewage in special tanks and dispose the content once they've landed.

The councillor for Clewer East told the meeting she was contacted by a constituent about the "dreadful" episode.

She said: "I know a number of incidents happen every year with frozen sewage from planes, but this wasn't frozen and his whole garden was splattered in a very unpleasant way.

"He was out in the garden at the time, so a really horrible, horrible experience." 

She added: "Hopefully it never happens again to any of our residents."

John Bowden, the councillor for Eton & Castle, called it a "one in a billion chance".

He suggested the warm weather meant the excrement could have "come out as a more 'fluidy' item".

Whitfield parish councillor Geoff Paxton, who has worked at airports for 40 years, explained during the meeting flights used to have problems with blue ice [frozen human waste and disinfectant] on arrivals because the toilets would leak.

However, vacuum toilets in modern aircrafts are much more secure, as he described the incident as "very rare", and one he had not seen in a long time.

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