"The onboard toilets operate on a completely separate drainage system", an airline spokesperson said. "As the issue was with the aircraft sink, and not the toilets, there was no incident of leaked human waste."
Fliers were reportedly issued masks, which they wore for three hours to avoid the unpleasant smell, before the flight landed at LAX. The excrement apparently didn't pose a hazard to the aircraft itself, but as anyone who's ever been on a subway car when someone's pooped could explain, hotboxing fecal odors is not a good time.
The cause of the foul incident remains unclear, but the skid-marked aircraft's since been cleaned and outfitted with new underpants so it could return to the skies.