Worms fall on Delta passengers, forcing flight to return to Amsterdam – NBC Chicago

Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight on Tuesday were exposed to maggots falling from an overhead bin after a traveler brought rotting fish into their carry-on bags, according to several posts on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The flight was heading to Detroit from Amsterdam when the plane had to return an hour after its departure. said passenger Philip Schott WJBK-TV In Detroit he saw a woman across the aisle “kind of trying to fight off these worms.” He initially thought it was a “joke”.

“I don't really know what was going through my mind. I was trying to process it. Disgust is one thing, of course,” Schott said.

The flight attendants tracked the insects to an overhead compartment, where they found rotting fish wrapped in newspaper inside one of the suitcases.

“I saw everyone's reaction to opening the bag, which was just an immediate pinch on the nose,” Schott told the station.

The airline confirmed the incident on board Flight DL 133 in a statement to NBC News, saying the bag was not packed properly.

“We apologize to the customers of Flight 133 on February 13 because their flight was interrupted due to an incorrectly packed carry-on bag,” Delta said. “The aircraft returned to the gate and customers were placed on the next available flight. The aircraft was taken out of service for cleaning.”

According to the flight tracking website FlightAwareThe flight departed Amsterdam at 10:11 a.m. local time and returned to the same airport less than two hours later at noon.

live feedThe aviation news website reported that the bag was placed in another bag and burned.

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