A passenger “had diarrhea all the way through the plane” on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Barcelona, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.
On Friday, two hours into a transatlantic flight from Georgia to Spain, the pilot of an Airbus A350 requested a return due to the fecal incident. The pilot informed the air traffic controller, as captured on video from LiveATC.com and posted on X, that “this is a biohazard issue.
They want us to return to Atlanta because one of our passengers had diarrhea the entire flight.
Although the passenger’s identity is still unknown, the crew and passengers were moved, and at 5:10 p.m., Flight DL194 arrived in Barcelona. According to Flightradar24, this was eight hours later than expected the following day.
It is unknown if the traveler who experienced diarrhea was on board the aircraft when it landed in Spain. On Reddit, a purported flight strip from the Federal Aviation Administration was posted, which seemed to confirm the situation involved “biohazards” all over the plane.
The plane was able to be cleaned once it touched down in Atlanta because flight records indicate it had been used for another flight.
According to Insider, Delta representatives confirmed there was a “medical issue” on the aircraft and it had to be diverted to Atlanta for cleaning. However, the business did not go into detail about the medical justification.