Last Friday, a Delta Air Lines flight that held 336 passengers was forced to turn around and land after one passenger had a diarrhea incident that the pilot described as a "biohazard."
On the official audio from air traffic control, the pilot can be heard over the radio saying, "Negative, it's just a biohazard issue ... we've had a passenger have diarrhea all the way through the airplane, so they want us to come back to Atlanta."
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
The flight returned to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and was delayed around eight hours as cleaning crews replaced the plane's carpet and disinfected contaminated areas.
This week, shocking video footage of the incident was released, accumulating almost 30 million views. Massive poop stains, stained paper towels, and blue tarp can be seen all over the floor as the camera pans down the plane's aisle.
-Content warning-For those asking what “all the way through” the plane means: pic.twitter.com/UBGryNgQgd
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 5, 2023
A passenger who was on the flight took to Reddit to share details about the incident, writing, "Reports were that the passenger got up about 15 minutes after take off. [They] tried to go forward and the [flight attendants] turned them back. Initially, people thought someone just had bad gas. Once we were on the ground, we heard it went about 20 rows, but I’m not sure if that is true or not. Apparently [the passenger] stayed in the bathroom (or maybe just the very back) until 10 minutes before we landed. Paramedics took them off the plane. The entire aisle had a blue runner down it and they told no one to use it."
After watching the viral video, many viewers were shocked:
We all thought that’s what it must mean but then told ourselves “No, it can’t possibly mean THAT.” And yet.Omfg Someone really squiddly diddlied all the way through!
— Relish Hendy aka Jen (@relish_hendy) September 6, 2023
A Twitter user whose partner was on board during the incident described the scene: "It was pretty bad. It was dribbled down the aisle, smelled horrible. The vanilla scented disinfectant used on it only made it smell like vanilla s***."
My partner was on that flight! It was pretty bad. It was dribbled down the aisle, smelled horrible. The vanilla scented disinfectant used on it only made it smell like vanilla s***. After the plane landed, it was thoroughly cleaned. They didn’t leave until around 2:30 am
— Dee W (@Woodyssea) September 4, 2023
A passenger on the plane commended the professionalism of the Delta crew: "Considering the circumstances, the ground crew did a great job, along with the attendants and the pilots."
Both my wife and I were on the flight. It was a mess. The pilots made the right decision to turn around. The ground crew ripped out the carpet and put new in. Considering the circumstances, the ground crew did a great job, along the attendants and the pilots.
— John Hurdt (@john_hurdt) September 4, 2023
Finally, another user expressed their pity for the passenger who caused the incident:
feel bad for the international flight explosive diarrhea person. just sitting in your own shit with everyone disgusted with you and it’s all over the plane.. waiting for the plane to land. just let me die fr
— SINA SNOW (@yungk0ala) September 5, 2023