An international flight was canceled this weekend after one of the passengers on board experienced gastrointestinal issues so severe the plane's bathrooms began to overflow.

The Flight

Delta Airlines DL194, bound for Barcelona, departed Atlanta, Georgia's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Friday, Sept. 1.  CNN reports 336 passengers were on board the Airbus A350, making for a relatively packed cabin when the plane took off at approximately 8:48 p.m. EST.

The Chaos

At some point after takeoff, a passenger entered one of the cabin bathrooms and experienced a bout with severe diarrhea. The cabin bathroom began to overflow, with sewage seeping into the aisles.

"It's just a biohazard issue," the pilot can be heard telling air traffic control in the audio clip above. "We've had a passenger have diarrhea all the way through the airplane so they want us to come back to Atlanta."

The scene aboard the plane must have been truly horrific, as one social media post indicates the crew on board attempted to mitigate the sewage smell with air freshener.


The Aftermath

DL194 landed at Hartfield-Jackson International Airport just before 11 p.m. EST.

After grounding the flight, Delta quickly went to work cleaning and sanitizing the plane. According to one passenger on board, the crew had to literally remove the carpet from the plane's cabin.


CNN reports the flight finally arrived in Barcelona after 5 p.m. local time on Saturday, Sept. 2.

LOOK: The longest highways in America

Stacker compiled a list of the longest interstates in the United States using 2021 data from the Federal Highway Administration. Read on to find out which ones are the lengthiest.

Best Looking State Patrol Cars In (Almost) Every State

For the past 10 years, the American Association of State Troopers has held a contest to determine which state has the best looking patrol cruiser. Nearly every state police agency submits their best photo of their sharpest patrol vehicle a chance to win the coveted cover photo on the association's annual calendar. From cop cars rushing through blizzards to vehicles on the Grand Ole Opry stage, here are this year's nominees.

More From 103.3 The GOAT