A flight was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing after a passenger’s diarrhea went out of control.
The Delta flight in question – Flight DL194 – was on its way from Atlanta, Georgia, to Barcelona, Spain, when one passenger’s diarrhea ran down the aisle “all the way through the plane.”
The unexpected problem occurred when the plane was above Virginia, forcing the captain to land due to a “biohazard” before flying over the Atlantic.
“Divert to ATL — passenger diarrhea all over aircraft — biohazard,” the text sent from the plane to the Air Traffic Control read.
In a leaked air control warning, the pilot could be heard explaining the issue in more detail saying:
“It’s just a biohazard issue, we had a passenger who had diarrhea all the way through the airplane so they want us to come back to Atlanta.”
After the bizarre, smelly incident, several sources with knowledge of the doomed flight spoke out and opened up about their ordeal.
“My partner was on that flight! It was pretty bad. It was dribbled down the aisle, smelled horrible,” one person wrote.
“The vanilla scented disinfectant used on it only made it smell like vanilla s***. After the plane landed, it was thoroughly cleaned. They didn’t leave until around 2:30 am.
“The flight was met by emergency vehicles and EMTs carried the sick passenger off the plane. My partner said the plane was cleaner when they got back on at 2 am than it was the first time they got on. No smell either.”
Another traveler added: “Both my wife and I were on the flight. It was a mess. The pilots made the right decision to turn around. The ground crew ripped out the carpet and put new in.
“Considering the circumstances, the ground crew did a great job, along the attendants and the pilots.”
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