Delta flight diverted after spoiled food served

A Delta Air Lines flight was diverted Wednesday after passengers were served spoiled food, the airline said.

The redeye flight from Detroit to Amsterdam was diverted to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, taking off around 11 p.m. Tuesday and landing in New York at 4 a.m.

The flight was diverted “after reports that a portion of the Main Cabin in-flight meal service were spoiled,” a Delta spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill

According to the New York Fire Department, emergency medical responders met the flight at the airport and treated 12 passengers, The Associated Press reported.

USA Today reported that the passengers treated were evaluated but refused medical attention or transportation to a hospital.

The company apologized for the incident and said it would be investigating it.

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

It’s not known how many of the 277 total passengers ate the food.

The spokesperson said customers have been booked on alternate Wednesday flights out of JFK and were offered hotel rooms.

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