We’ve all had bad experiences in airports and on planes. Sometimes it’s a screaming baby, and sometimes, the person next to you is a bit too large to fit in their seat and spills over into yours. I think it’s probably safe to say, however, that none of us have been on a flight this bad.
As far as flying goes, the plane made it safely into the air and back to the ground, so it was a successful flight in that nobody was harmed, and everyone made it off the plane safely. However, has anyone ever heard of a plane being forced to return to its destination due to a passenger’s uncontrollable diarrhea causing a biohazard in the cabin?
What an unimaginable horror that transpired on a Delta Airlines Flight from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. A Twitter user shared the horror that transpired on the flight, along with the harrowing story of pilots trying to figure out what to do in a scenario that they were definitely not taught in flight school.
The diarrhea was called a biohazard due to, according to transcripts, “Passenger diarrhea all over A/C.” Disgusting. That is an unbelievably bad flight for everyone aboard. Give me screaming babies; give me the largest person you can find to fill the middle seat in my row. I will do anything to avoid this terror.
Amid the chaos and lack of explanation, one Twitter user noticed that her son, who was aboard the flight, was returning to his original destination. Without proper warning, the parent was scared as to what had happened aboard the flight to cause such a drastic change in plans.
The parent said, “Delta any idea what’s going on with DL194? In flight for almost 2 hours and now heading back to Atlanta with my son on board. Would like an update as to what the issue is and what the update is on getting to Barcelona.”
The information that the flight was headed to Barcelona, Spain, clears up much of the mystery surrounding the decision to return to Hartsfield Jackson. The flight is over 8 hours, and so to expect passengers and crew to sit in a contaminated (the nicest way to explain the state of the cabin) airplane for another 6 hours is crazy.
Likely, the pilots were never really confronted with this kind of situation when being taught how to handle air disasters. They were, however, taught how to handle outbreaks of dangerous chemicals or substances that could negatively affect the health of those onboard. The pilots quickly extrapolated that those precautions should also be taken in this case and opted to land the plane.
The Airbus A350 was no doubt scheduled for serious cleaning after the incident, as any trace of the diarrhea had to be scrubbed from the nooks and crannies of the plane after interacting with the A/C onboard.
A Delta Airlines Airbus A350 turned around back to Atlanta Friday night because of diarrhea throughout the airplane from a passenger and it’s a biohazard. 👀🥴
The FAA flight strip for DL194 was posted to Reddit (📷xStang05x) Also a passenger posted here asking why her son’s… pic.twitter.com/VWbkB47wF1
— Thenewarea51 (@thenewarea51) September 3, 2023
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