Sarkodie Slams Delta Air For Flight Emergency Landing On An Island Resulting Flopped Detroit Show

By Edem Latsu Nukafu

Eminent Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie has taken to social media to vent his anger on Delta Airlines after his flight from the Kotoka International Airport in Accra to Detroit, United States of America on Friday, September 9, 2023, was compelled to make an emergency landing due to an oxygen malfunction.

The flight, Delta 157, was about five hours into its journey when the malfunction arose. The aircraft veered around to Lajes Air Base International Airport on Terceira Island in the Azores.

The Jamz emcee was on board the flight and was incapable of making it to his show in Detroit. He took to social media to articulate his frustration with Delta Airlines, expressing that the firm had “halted his show” and “poorly communicated” with its passengers.

The ‘ Crisis ‘ rapper wrote and shared:

“So I missed my event in Detroit due to Delta Air Lines doing an emergency landing on an island in Portugal yesterday. It was unfortunate but I know these things happen so I wasn’t trippin’ even though they communicated poorly and didn’t have the courtesy to update us on exactly what was happening… sat at the airport for about 6 hours and from complaints from passengers, and this isn’t new with that airline, especially from this part of the world ( Africa ) they keep sending these weak old flights ( business class almost same as an economy ) to pick us up knowing very well they are not safe but still risk lives. We almost landed on the ocean but thank God we touched that island safe. No compensation nothing and our bags are still on the island. Moving forward I wouldn’t want to tarnish a business but hopefully, they see to this problem and resolve it … To my fans in Detroit I’m very sorry and we working on making it up to you 🙏🏿”

According to a passenger on the plane, the flight crew told members on board that the lack of oxygen was due to a technical challenge.

“We did have an oxygen malfunction, a crew oxygen malfunction in the cockpit. It necessitated us to divert. This was the closest suitable airport so that’s why we are here. No other reason other than the fact that this was the closest suitable airport. The order right now is looking for a maintenance individual. If they can fix it, they may try and get us out of here tonight.

“Right now, I don’t have a lot of information for you and I sure appreciate your patience in this matter. You have all been wonderful.

“I ask that everybody just remain as patient as you have been so far and we will get back with you as much information as we can,”


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