Atlanta flight forced to come back after flyer has diarrhea ‘all the way through’ plane, pilot says

ATLANTA — It is something that most flyers probably believe would be unimaginable, but a Delta flight from Atlanta had to turn around Friday night after a person on board soiled themselves.

Delta confirmed that Flight DL194 from Atlanta to Barcelona had to turn back because a passenger on board was having a “medical issue.”

The flight was about two hours out when Business Insider reported that it had to turn back.


In an audio transmission from the flight deck posted on X by an aviation enthusiast, the pilot said, “This is a biohazard issue.”

“We’ve had a passenger who’s had diarrhea all the way through the airplane, so they want us to come back to Atlanta.”

In the statement from Delta, a spokesperson said:

“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.”

The flight ended up being delayed about eight hours before taking off again for Barcelona.


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