It’s almost become old hat to see yet another person escorted off a plane before takeoff, all because they refused to wear a mask. It’s another story when said person decides to purposely cough on other passengers as she’s led off the plane.
As reported in the Edinburgh News, the unidentified female passenger became disruptive while the plane was still on the ground in Northern Ireland. Her behavior was so bad that the flight crew notified the police.
As she was escorted off the plane, she yelled,”Everybody dies, you know that! … If it’s from corona or not, everybody dies!” As she was moved down the aisle, video taken by someone else on the plane showed her intentionally coughing on her fellow passengers.
Note: Video is NSFW (adult language)
An Easyjet passenger is thrown off the Belfast to Edinburgh flight this afternoon after she refused to wear a face covering 👀 pic.twitter.com/YwRLNBK8aA
— stephen 🇬🇧 (@LFC_blano) October 18, 2020
A spokesperson for Easyjet told Fox News: “Police attended flight EZY481 from Belfast to Edinburgh on October 18th due to a passenger behaving disruptively on board and refusing to wear their face covering.
“In line with EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) guidelines, all passengers are currently required to bring their own face covering for their flight which must be worn during boarding and onboard, except when eating or drinking,” the airline representative continued. “Passengers receive clear communications before they travel and via announcements onboard to ensure they are aware of this requirement for the health and safety of everyone on board. We will not tolerate disruptive behavior towards other passengers and crew.”
Another passenger on the flight reported that the crew handled the woman very well. They tried to accommodate her wishes to have a row to herself, and they were polite when they asked her to wear a mask. “She just started shouting,” the passenger said.
As per the airport’s statement to the Edinburgh News, the woman was placed in custody after being removed from the plane and is currently under investigation.
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