An American Airlines pilot lost his temper and threatened to disembark supporters of US President Donald Trump on a flight from Washington to Phoenix. This is reported by the Daily Mail.
The incident happened on Friday, January 8, when, according to the carrier, Trump supporters were returning from the storming of the Capitol building. Before the flight, the pilot-in-command made a statement about the need to wear personal protective equipment and asked passengers to take all precautions.
However, some travelers refused to wear protective masks and began chanting “USA! USA!”. As a result, the pilot announced that if he refused to comply with the requirements, he would land the liner in Kansas and “throw people” there. “I don’t care,” concluded the crew member.
As a result, the plane landed in Phoenix as scheduled. The airline’s press service said they had not received any complaints about problems during the flight.
The storming of the Capitol building in the United States took place on January 6 during a rally of supporters of the current head of state, who do not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president. The rallies led to clashes with the police. Five people were killed, dozens were detained.
In December 2020, an American woman, who was kicked out of the plane with her husband and two-year-old child, spoke about the humiliation she had experienced because of the company’s employees. The flight attendant approached the Orban family at the start of the flight and demanded that their little daughter be masked. The girl’s father tried several times to put protective equipment on the child in the presence of the crew, but he only managed to cover her nose and mouth with a handkerchief. Then the carrier’s employee demanded that the family leave the plane with their belongings.