Delta Flight Diverts When ~15 Passengers Got Sick at the Same Time

Did they eat the fish?

A Delta flight just diverted to Tulsa when ~15 passengers--that is, 10% of the flight--suddenly got sick at the same time. The flight took off from Atlanta and was headed to Denver.

A Delta flight just diverted to Tulsa when ~15 passengers–that is, 10% of the flight–suddenly got sick at the same time.

The flight took off from Atlanta and was headed to Denver.

Here’s a play-by-play on the flight by Flight Aware.

There’s no word yet on what caused the sickness.

According to Fox23:

According to Tulsa police dispatch, there are reports that 10-15 passengers got sick on board around the same time.

EMSA has 2 units on scene. They are treating the situation as a medical issue at this time.

According to, they don’t know if the passengers originated from the same initial airport.

One passenger was taken to the hospital.

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Two years ago, nine flight attendants on a US Airways flight from Italy to the United States got sick at the same time.  No word on whether they had the fish or the steak either.

Update: Other news sources are saying 9 passengers.  I’m not sure which is more accurate.

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  1. Isn’t this how zombie movies start?

  2. Why are you joking about this? Sickness is funny to you?

    • Jeanne Marie Hoffman

      The news reports say nothing turned out to be serious at all. If it did turn out to be serious, I wouldn’t joke about it.

  3. Geez – some people take this WAAAAY too seriously 🙂 Great post

    • +1. When I saw, the headline, the first thing that came to mind is “Don’t eat the fish”. Awesome post.

  4. Definitely not food poisoning as symptoms don’t occur until 8-24 hrs later(not saying that you implied it at all.) had to be something else involved.

  5. LOL Christian..that made me laugh

  6. ” Bet babe, slide a piece a da porter, drink si’ run th’ java.” Lookie here, I can dig grease and butter on some
    draggin’ fruit garden.”

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