Delta Flight Forced To Make Early Landing After Passenger Had ‘Diarrhea All The Way Through The Plane’

By Abdul Rafay in Travel On 6th September 2023
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Flying nowadays frequently seems like a bit of a bad deal due to the escalating ticket prices, protracted delays, and cramped seating.

Thoughts should go out to the passengers of a recent Delta aircraft who had to do a U-turn because a different passenger had to go "all the way through the plane" with diarrhea.

If being in a pressurized cabin at 30,000 feet in the air with this feces fallout wasn't horrible enough, the pilot even had to make an emergency landing due to this troublesome poonami.

The unknown traveler experienced a fairly explosive bowel movement almost two hours after the plane took off from Atlanta.

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The pilot of the Airbus A350 explained to air traffic control how the skies had opened on September 1 before being forced to turn back while traveling to Barcelona.

Even more humiliating for the unidentified passenger, if it weren't for an internet user who posted a tape of the chat to Twitter, we would have never learned about the problem.


During the brief conversation, you can hear the Delta pilot say that they will return to Atlanta for an emergency landing.

“This is a biohazard issue,” he tells air traffic control, adding: “We’ve had a passenger who’s had diarrhea all the way through the airplane, so they want us to come back to Atlanta.”

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Naturally, the name of the sick passenger is still a mystery, but some information about the gloomy flight has been shared by other frequent fliers.

In response to the video, one Twitter user said their partner had flown and that the cabin crew had sprayed scented disinfectant.

You could think that since they couldn't open a window, this was a very good solution, but regrettably, it didn't quite have the desired outcome.

“My partner was on that flight! It was pretty bad. It was dribbled down the aisle, and smelled horrible,” the user explained.


They added: “The vanilla-scented disinfectant used on it only made it smell like vanilla s***.”

They didn't hang there for very long, thank goodness.

The user tweeted: “After the plane landed, it was thoroughly cleaned. They didn’t leave until around 2:30 am.”

The passengers and crew were moved to another airplane (airplane DL194) after they landed in Georgia; they took nearly eight hours to reach sunny Spain.

Hopefully, the sick traveler was able to rearrange their travel plans.

A Delta representative informed Fox News: "Delta flight 194 from Atlanta to Barcelona returned to Atlanta following an onboard medical issue.”


"Our teams worked as quickly and safely as possible to thoroughly clean the airplane and get our customers to their final destination. We sincerely apologize to our customers for the delay and inconvenience to their travel plans."

Fortunately, the airline took swift action to address the issue and get passengers to their final destination, but it was certainly an unforgettable experience for those on board.