There are many circumstances that can occur on a plane, but what happened recently on a flight that left Atlanta bound for Barcelona is something unprecedented, as it was forced to turn around due to an “uncontrollable” diarrhea. traveler.
“Uncontrollable” diarrhea on board the plane
The Delta airline Airbus A350 took off from Atlanta and, in principle, everything was going normally. However, after two hours of travel, the crew made the decision to turn around. It was one of the pilots who reported that one of the passengers on the flight was suffering from an episode of diarrhea “throughout the cabin.” An event that the pilot himself classified as a “biological risk.”
The incident caused problems among passengers, but after several hours of cleaning, the flight was able to restart. Fortunately, the plane arrived in Barcelona, although with a new crew and eight hours late.
This happened on September 1, so since then several passengers have given their testimony. Carles told how he experienced the moment during an interview on the radio program ‘Versió RAC 1’: “He had realized that there was a person who was stretched out and sick and that for a biological reason we were returning to the Atlanta airport.”
And he adds: «That was a festival; “They had covered it but it was from half the plane until you came out full of diarrhea.” He claims that he could have “stained 15 or 20 rows.” However, there was no smell inside the cabin.
Furthermore, it reveals that the passenger “did not require medical assistance on board because I and my partner are doctors and no one requested the presence of a doctor.”
Delta Air Lines A350 from Atlanta to Barcelona on Friday night was forced to turn around after a passenger had diarrhea. pic.twitter.com/VOy8uqQofi
— Breaking Aviation News & Videos (@aviationbrk) September 6, 2023
For their part, airline workers have explained that the main problem occurs in the materials inside the plane, such as seats and carpets. This on a long flight is very unpleasant, both for the crew and the passengers.
For this reason, the crew coordinates to make a decision about the situation of the aircraft. The objective is to maintain the good condition of the plane and, at the same time, protect the life of the passenger who is unwell.
In this case, the company decided to return to the Atlanta airport from where they had taken off. The passengers were rewarded with a check for 200 euros for the “disruptions suffered.”
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