Delta Detroit-Amsterdam flight diverted to NYC after passengers served spoiled food, spokesperson says

Delta flight diverted to JFK Airport after multiple passengers fell ill

(CBS DETROIT) – A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Amsterdam was diverted early Wednesday morning after passengers were served spoiled food.

Delta Flight 136 was diverted to New York’s JFK Airport due to the problem, a Delta spokesperson confirmed.

Officials say some of the food in the Main Cabin was spoiled during the flight and medical teams were treating the affected passengers when they landed in New York around 4 a.m.

The route of the Delta flight that departed from Detroit to Amsterdam, but was diverted to New York after passengers were served spoiled food.

Flight aware

There were 277 passengers on board, but Delta officials have not released a confirmed number of passengers who ate the tainted food. A source with knowledge of the situation told CBS New York that 70 passengers became ill after consuming the meal.

Additionally, sources reported that black mold was found on some food items.

“Delta’s Food Safety team has engaged our suppliers to immediately isolate the product and conduct a thorough investigation into the incident,” said Delta Corporate Communications spokesperson Lisa Hanna. “This is not the service Delta is known for and we sincerely apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and delays to their travels.”

All sick passengers refused further medical treatment.

The CDC was notified of the problem because Delta 136 is an international flight.

The flight is now scheduled to depart from JFK Airport at 6:30 p.m.

Last week a Delta flight from Munich to Detroit was diverted to London due to suspected illness among cabin crew.

After landing at Heathrow Airport, six flight attendants were checked by medical staff. None of the 229 passengers on board were affected.

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