Flight Forced To Turn Around After Maggots Fall On Passengers: REPORT

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A Delta Airlines flight was forced to turn around Tuesday after maggots began falling from the overhead storage bin and onto passengers, according to the Daily Mail.

Delta Flight DL133 was heading from Amsterdam to Detroit when it had to turn around about an hour into the flight, the outlet reported. A suitcase in the overhead bin containing rotten fish broke open, causing the maggots inside to fall onto the passengers.

Once the plane landed, passengers got off the flight while the owner of the suitcase was detained, a passenger named Kelce told the Daily Mail. It remains unknown if any actions were taken against the suitcase owner.

The cabin was thoroughly cleaned following the incident, and the luggage was taken off the aircraft to be burned, the outlet noted. (RELATED: Adult Diaper Sparks Bomb Scare, Causes Florida-Bound Flight To Make A U-Turn).

Passengers onboard were given 8,000 air miles credits, a $30 meal voucher, and hotel room compensation if they were delayed overnight, Kelce told the outlet.

A Reddit user who claimed to have been on the flight posted about the experience on the platform’s Delta thread.

“My family and I were in the row directly in front of the maggots. The lady right behind us told the flight attendants the maggots were falling on her head. Ugh,” the user wrote. “I turned around and they were wiggling around on the seat.”

“They moved us further in front though. One of our carry-on bags was right nearby the disgusting one so at the end of the flight when I went to get it after checking it over thoroughly, the passenger in question was still sitting there and didn’t exit the plane,” the user added.

“Some kind of consequences but unclear what. Also apparently it was wrapped in newspaper. Absolutely gross,” the Reddit user wrote.

“We apologize to the customers of Flight 133 on Feb. 13 as their trip was interrupted due to an improperly packed carry-on bag,” Delta Airlines said in a statement to USA Today. “The aircraft returned to the gate and customers were placed on the next available flight. The aircraft was removed from service for cleaning.”