13 February 2024: En Route from Amsterdam to Michigan

Delta Air Lines Flight 133 departed Amsterdam, Netherlands, headed for Detroit, Michigan. One hour into the flight, the aircraft turned back to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport after maggots reportedly fell onto a passenger from an overhead bin, according to a report by a Detroit news station. Philip Schotte, a Netherlands native now living in Iowa, was interviewed and said he saw about a dozen of the creatures on a woman sitting next to him. “She was freaking out. She was just trying to kind of fight off these maggots. … I don’t really know what was going through my mind. I was trying to process it — disgust is one thing of course. We had to wait there for help to actually come,” Schotte told the station. The flight crew eventually traced the maggots to a bag in the overhead bin which contained rotten fish wrapped in newspaper. The bag containing the maggots was moved to the back of the plane and the plane returned to Amsterdam.