Amsterdam-bound flight forced to land in US after spoiled food served

Amsterdam-bound flight forced to land in US after spoiled food served

Spoiled in-flight meals have prompted the diversion of an international Delta Air Lines flight in the United States.

“Delta flight 136 from Detroit to Amsterdam diverted to New York’s JFK early Wednesday morning after reports that a portion of the Main Cabin in-flight meal service were spoiled,” the airline said in a statement.

The airline said medical crews met the aircraft to treat any impacted passengers and crew.

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Delta said its food safety team is working to “immediately isolate the product”, and the airline will investigate the incident.

“This is not the service Delta is known for and we sincerely apologise to our customers for the inconvenience and delay in their travels,” the airline said.

Flight 136 departed from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on Tuesday night at 10.51pm and landed at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York 3.59am (6pm Wednesday AEST), according to flight tracking site FlightAware.

The Airbus A330 aircraft was carrying 277 customers.

Passengers were offered hotel rooms and have been booked on alternate flights, according to Delta.

Flight 136 was rescheduled to depart JFK at 3pm on Wednesday (5am Thursday AEST) and is expected to arrive in Amsterdam early on Thursday morning – about 16 hours late, according to FlightAware.

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