Passengers aboard Delta Airlines Flight 133 from Amsterdam to Detroit were treated to an unexpected and stomach-turning surprise when maggots...yes, MAGGOTS...reportedly began raining down from an overhead bin.

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The nightmare-inducing incident was documented on X (formerly Twitter). According to witnesses, the source of the maggots was a carry-on bag, which allegedly held rotting fish. Again, you read that right...rotting fish in a carry-on bag.

Michigan Bound Delta Passengers Document 'Maggot Flight' on X (formerly Twitter)

Maggot-Infested In-Flight Fiasco: Detroit, Michigan-Bound Chaos

One of the passengers aboard Delta Flight 133, known as @kelce__ took to X to express her utter shock, as reported by People,

Really lovely to be 2 hours into an 8 hour @Delta to Amsterdam and find out there is rotten fish and maggots hitching a ride with us ,

Obviously, this raises the question: How did baggage containing pungent rotting fish and squirming maggots get past checkpoints? And how did the bag go undetected for nearly 450 miles?

Maggot-Infested In-Flight Fiasco: Detroit, Michigan-Bound Chaos

Delta Airlines confirmed that Flight DL 133 had to make a U-turn back to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, where the plane underwent a thorough cleaning. Passengers were rebooked on the next available flight to Detroit...aboard a different aircraft. The airline had this to say about the incident in a release,

We apologize to the customers of Flight 133 on Feb. 13 as their trip was interrupted due to an improperly packed carry-on bag.

Huh. Is there a 'proper way' to pack dead fish in a carry-on?

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While there are reports that the contaminated carry-on was incinerated upon landing in Amsterdam, Delta has not officially confirmed the information. As the airline scrambles to address this bizarre incident, passengers now have the extraordinary tale of maggots and rotting fish that turned a plane around.

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