By | January 14, 2023
Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-2Q8 N703TW (2)

Friday, April 7, Participating airlines flight DL537 was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Oklahoma. The flight was en route from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) when three flight attendants became ill, and the pilots decided to divert due to “out of an abundance of caution due to a medical problem on board.” A passenger Emmy Kelly told Fox News:

“They told us they were having trouble breathing and that there was something about them being sick in the heat, they didn’t give us a lot of information.”

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Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200

As reported by Fox News, the flight attendant was one of the few who began having trouble breathing, and they used an oxygen mask at one point. In addition to the three flight attendants who felt unwell, nine passengers also reported feeling dizzy.


Met by ambulance

The flight landed at Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) at 17:52 local time, where the flight was met by an ambulance and transported to the hospital on arrival. At the time of this publication, their current status is unknown.<\/a>“” data-modal-id=”single-image-modal” data-modal-container-id=”single-image-modal-container” data-img-caption=””””>


The flight, operated by Delta’s Boeing 757-200, registration N667DN, a 32-year-old matriarch in the fleet, was packed to the brim for the Eater weekend flight, carrying 197 passengers. The expected schedule was:

  • DL537 was scheduled to depart Los Angles International Airport (LAX) at 13:00 and arrive at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 20:10 the same day.

Instead, the flight made the unexpected, but necessary diversion, according to the schedule below according to Flightradar24:

  • DL537 departed Los Angles International Airport (LAX) at 13:24 and landed at Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) at 17:52
  • DL537 was able to continue from Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), resuming flight the following day, April 7, at 12:11 p.m., and arrived at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 14:48<\/a>“” data-modal-id=”single-image-modal” data-modal-container-id=”single-image-modal-container” data-img-caption=””””>


A night in Oklahoma City for passengers

With several crew out of action due to unexplained illness and sent to a local hospital, the stranded passengers were deplaned and forced to spend the night in Oklahoma City at a hotel. Meanwhile, in the meantime, maintenance approved the flight to depart again on Good Friday, April 7.

Delta has not released further details about what may have caused the illness. However, the Federal Aviation Administration said it would investigate the situation.


Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Easy flying


The 32-year-old Boeing 757-200 joined Delta Air Lines’ fleet in March 1991, operating frequent transcontinental flights for the airline. After its unexpected visit to Oklahoma City, according to Flightradar24, the aircraft only operated its flight from OKC to ATL on Good Friday, presumably for further inspection at the Delta base in Atlanta overnight. The aircraft is scheduled to return to normal operations on Saturday, April 8, scheduled to depart at 13:24 as DL350 to Boston.

Sources: Flightradar24, Fox news,

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    Delta is also not keen on a compromise with equality. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Easy flying

    Participating airlines

    IATA/ICAO code:

    Airline type:
    Full service operator

    Boston Logan International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, New York JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Salt Lake City International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

    Year founded:


    Ed Bastian

    United States

  • Airfield - LAWA Brosseau - 4

    Los Angeles International Airport

    IATA/ICAO code:

    United States

    Justin Erbacci

    Number of passengers:
    48 007 284 (2021)

    6L/24R – 2,721 m (8,926 ft) |6R/24L – 3,318 m (10,885 ft) |7L/25R – 3,939 m (12,923 ft) |7R/25L – 3,382 m (11,095 ft )

    Terminal 1 |Terminal 2 |Terminal 3 |Tom Bradley International Terminal | Terminal 4 | Terminal 5 | Terminal 6 | Terminal 7 | Terminal 8

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    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    IATA/ICAO code:

    United States

    Balram Bheodari

    Number of passengers:
    75,704,760 (2021)

    8L/26R – 2,743m (9,000 ft) |8R/26L – 3,048m (9,999 ft) |9L/27R – 3,776m (12,390 ft) |9R/27L – 2,743 m (12,390 ft) -10,490 ft )

    Main Terminal | Domestic terminal

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