OSAKA (Kyodo) A Delta Air Lines aircraft returned to Kansai International Airport on Monday about 10 hours after its original departure when its lavatories stopped functioning twice on its way to Seattle.

Five of the six toilets on Flight 182 stopped flushing shortly after leaving the airport at around 6 p.m. Sunday, prompting it to land at Narita International Airport to have the problem fixed.

After taking off from Narita at around 10:45 p.m., the problem recurred over the Pacific, forcing the aircraft to return to Kansai International at 3:50 a.m. Monday.

Delta said it decided to return to the airport to avoid making passengers feel uncomfortable during the approximately nine-hour flight to Seattle.

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