Disgusting footage shows huge clean up operation on Delta flight forced to turn back to Atlanta after ill passenger had horrific bout of diarrhea that caused ‘biohazard issue’: Video shows excrement and blood down the aisle
- Footage has revealed the aftermath of explosive diarrhea that forced a Delta flight to U-turn on Friday
- After the unwell flyer let loose, it took cleanup crews five hours to scrub the jet while hundreds of travelers were forced to wait hours
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Shocking footage has revealed the aftermath of a Delta flight that was forced to turn around mid-air after a passenger had explosive diarrhea all over the plane.
The video, shared to social media Tuesday, shows a stream of liquid feces dripped down the aisle during the mid-flight disaster on Friday.
The flight took off from Atlanta and was set for Barcelona, but didn’t even make it to the Atlantic before the unwell flyer let loose.
It remains unclear how the matter was able to cover such an extensive amount of the plane, as the footage was taken by someone walking almost the length of the plane to reveal the mess.
The person who shared the footage, who goes by Xansby Swanson on X, formerly Twitter, said their little brother was on the now-infamous flight.
Recalling the moment he heard about his sibling’s predicament, which also saw hundreds stranded for hours due to the issue, Swanson said: ‘Haven’t laughed harder than his phone call to me at midnight to explain why he was still in America.’
Following the turbulence, it reportedly took crews over five-hours to clean up the plane which included the entire carpet being torn up and replaced.
Other passengers shared vile details from inside the jet, including one who said staff used vanilla scented disinfectant that they said just made the plane smell like ‘vanilla s***.’
Following an 8-hour and 13-minute flight, the plane finally landed in Barcelona at 5:10pm – eight hours behind schedule.
While many have chimed in online to parody or joke about the incident after it unfolded last week, the pilot on the flight was succinct in explaining the problem to air traffic control when he decided to turn the flight around.
‘Divert to ATL – passenger diarrhea all over aircraft – biohazard,’ he said.
Air traffic control audio recordings also reveal one of the pilots confirming the situation over the radio, saying: ‘It’s just a biohazard issue, we had a passenger who had diarrhea all the way through the airplane so they want us to come back to Atlanta.’
The plane was met on the ground by emergency vehicles who took the passenger off the plane before it was cleaned. Delta has remained tight-lipped over specifics, but acknowledged the flight was turned around by an unexpected medical event.
While the airline has kept quiet over how the incident unfolded, some fellow flyers took to social media to offer a glimpse inside the stench-filled jet.
‘Both my wife and I were on the flight. It was a mess,’ said one.
‘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.’
One woman, whose partner was on the flight, echoed the disgusting video shared Tuesday as she said: ‘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 2:30am.
‘The flight was met by emergency vehicles and EMTs carried the sick passenger off the plane.
‘My partner said the plane was cleaner when they got back on at 2am than it was the first time they got on. No smell either.’