Sewing Needles Discovered Inside Delta Air Line Sandwiches
We all know the old jokes about airplane food being, to put it nicely, kind of gross. But who knew it could be so dangerous?
Delta Airlines is working with federal investigators and the FBI to determine how half a dozen sewing needles ended up inside sandwiches served to passengers aboard their planes.
Two passengers suffered minor injuries from needles found in the meat of sandwiches served aboard four Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States Sunday, federal officials report. And the FBI is now investigating those incidents.
The sandwiches were served to business class passengers, crew members and government employees flying from Amsterdam to the United States.
At least one batch of 17 sandwiches appeared to be made by a U.S. company based at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. Those sandwiches were served board Delta’s flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul Sunday afternoon. Two passengers aboard the flight found needles in their sandwiches, officials confirmed. The sandwiches were turned over by Delta to Customs and Border Patrol.
Two passengers sustained minor injuries after biting into the sandwiches and CBP officials found a third needle after confiscating the sandwiches, according to an official report.
You know what’s going to happen next, right? Now they’re going to want to put TSA agents on the planes, to make sure that no one is using airline food to sneak in bombs or drugs or all that other stuff they’re supposed to be looking for. At this rate, it just might be easier to eliminate food from airplanes altogether.