By Tony Winterburn • 01 September 2020 • 22:29
A passenger was escorted off an easyJet plane by police after refusing to wear a mask and becoming very ‘aggressive’ towards the crew.
Police officers boarded the plane at Glasgow Airport following reports that a passenger was not complying with the flight attendant’s demands. Passengers described the man as “very aggressive” and said he took off his own mask and confronted airline staff. It comes as face coverings were made compulsory on planes in Scotland, England and Wales.
Another passenger on the flight described the incident: “Just after takeoff, a woman was asked to wear a mask but was ignoring the airline staff. She was asked several times, but to no response. However, the man she was with was aggressively arguing back – to the point where he took off his mask, stood up and confronted staff down the front of the plane.
“He was very aggressive in his attitude to the point that a few of us felt the flight might be turned back to Luton. However, staff continued to remind him that this was part of the terms he had agreed to when purchasing his ticket and he sat down – unhappy, but compliant from then on.”
A spokeswoman for easyJet said: “easyJet can confirm that police attended flight EZY77 from London Luton to Glasgow on Sunday, August 30, due to a passenger behaving disruptively on board and refusing to wear their face mask.”
“In line with new guidelines, all passengers are currently required to bring their own face mask for their flight which must be worn during boarding and on board.”
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