An ‘unlucky’ man found himself covered with poo after a plane dumped its waste all over his garden, a council meeting has heard.
The man who has not been named was reportedly at his garden when an overhead plane dropped faeces which splashed on him and his garden
Plane toilets normally store sewage in special tanks and contents are usually disposed of after landing.
Following the humiliating ordeal, the victim from Windsor reported to his local councillor about the incident.
Sharing the story during the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead aviation forum on Wednesday, October 20, Controller Karen Davies said the ‘whole garden’ was covered.
‘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. Hopefully it never happens again to any of our residents.’
But as the incident was in mid-July, Cllr John Bowden suggested the warm weather meant the poo could have ‘come out as a more “fluidy” item’.
Whitfield parish councillor, Geoff Paxton, who has worked at airports for 40 years, said this sort of incident is ‘very rare’.
He added: ‘We used to have problems with blue ice [frozen human waste and disinfectant] on arrivals but that was because those toilets used to leak.’
He added: ‘When an aircraft dispatches it onto people’s heads I think that’s more heinous, frankly.’
But Davies said the resident had decided to ‘take it in the chin’, rather than make an insurance claim ‘for the sake of a couple of garden umbrellas’ and up his premium.
The name of the airline was not revealed even though at first, the airline denied its plane was in the area.