According to reports, A flight from the United States Atlanta to Barcelona (Spain) had to take a U-turn due to a passenger experiencing severe diarrhea.
On Friday night, a flight from Atlanta, Georgia, to Barcelona, Spain made a U-turn after only two hours, according to information from Flightradar24. The cause of the U-turn was not a technical snag but rather a medical problem, according to a snippet of the conversation between a pilot and air traffic control that was shared on X ( Twitter).
A pilot can be heard informing air traffic control, ”This is a biohazard concern,” in an audio clip from the flight deck broadcast on X. We had a person who had diarrhea the through flight,so they want us to come back to Atlanta.”
According to Flightradar24, Flight DL194 arrived in Barcelona eight hours after leaving, at 5 p.m. on the next day.
After the incident on board, the departure had already been delayed by two hours. However, since the same plane was flown for the return trip, data from Flightradar24 revealed that cleaning crews had resolved the issue. An onboard medical emergency caused Delta Flight 194, which was its route from Atlanta to Barcelona, to return to Atlanta, an airline representative said.
“Our employees worked as swiftly and safely as they could to completely clean the aircraft and get our customers to their destination. We apologize for the inconvenience the delay has caused our clients’ travel arrangements.