A Delta flight was forced to turn around twice in one night, leaving passengers stranded at a hotel.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Delta Air Lines passengers spent the night in a hotel after their flight to London turned around twice, returning to Hartsfield-Jackson International airport overnight Tuesday.
The flight left the airport at 8 p.m. Pilots heard a loud noise, so they turned back to the airport. Passengers were moved to another flight at 9:21 p.m.
The second flight turned around after the pilot and others onboard heard another loud, unusual noise.
One passenger, Alex Brown, described the events of the second flight to local Channel 2 News.
“I heard that. I felt it. It was like someone dropping a lead ball on the floor,” Brown said. “And he came back on and said we're going to turn around. Everything is OK with the airplane but as caution, we're going to turn around,” Brown said.
Passengers were booked for a flight on Wednesday to finally bring them to London.
Delta told Channel 2 that mechanics created the big bangs.
The flight immediately drew comparisons to model Chrissy Teigen messy flight in December. Teigen tweeted on Dec. 26 about a flight from Los Angeles to Japan that literally flew in the air for four hours before returning to LAX.
Teigen said she spent four hours “on a flight to nowhere.”
Teigen sent dozens of tweets about the mixup. One passenger of the All Nippon Airways flight had a ticket for a separate airline, which caused the plane to turn around.4 comments on this story
"During the flight, the cabin crew became aware that one of the passengers boarded the incorrect flight and notified the pilot," the airline said in a statement. "As part of the airline’s security procedure, the pilot in command decided to return to the originating airport, where the passenger was disembarked."
Atlanta’s airport had a rough end to 2017. A sudden power outage created a “nightmare” of a scene at the airport, as thousands of travelers were left stranded, according to the Associated Press. Almost 1,000 flights were grounded during the Christmas holiday rush thanks to the hourslong blackout.