Delta Flight Forced To Land After Passenger’s Extrerme Diarrhea Presents ‘Biohazard’ On board

A Delta flight from Atlanta to Barcelona was forced to turn around only two hours into the nine-hour journey due to a passenger’s diarrhea, which was so extreme, the pilot deemed it a “biohazard,” the New York Post reported. The Airbus A350 made an emergency landing, with passengers on board eventually getting to their destination eight hours later than scheduled.

  1. Audio of the pilot’s call to air traffic control was shared on X. “This is a biohazard issue,” the pilot says in the clip. We’ve had a passenger who’s had diarrhea all the way through the airplane, so they want us to come back to Atlanta.”
  2. Cleaning crews came on board to disinfect the plane. According to flight records, the aircraft was eventually used for another flight after undergoing a deep cleaning. I’m not sure how I’d feel about getting aboard that aircraft, though I suppose worse has happened…
  3. Delta officials confirmed the plane had to be sent back to Atlanta. The company said there was a “medical issue” on board and that the plane had to be cleaned upon landing, per Insider, though it declined to give any further information on the incident.
  4. It also apologized to those affected by what happened. “Our teams worked as quickly and safely as possible to thoroughly clean the airplane and get our customers to their final destination,” a spokesperson for Delta said in a statement. “We sincerely apologize to our customers for the delay and inconvenience to their travel plans.
  5. The diarrhea-stricken passenger has not been publicly identified. Nor should they be! No one wants to sh*t all over a plane uncontrollably and be the reason the aircraft has to make an emergency landing. No word on whether or not that person eventually made it on the connecting flight, either. Here’s hoping they got some Imodium ASAP, in any case.

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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