A plane turned around in mid-flight for a passenger who refused to wear a mask
a plane of American Airlines that flew from miami to london gave Turn around shortly after taking off, then a passenger will refuse to wear a mask. This was reported on Thursday by the company in a statement.
”American Airlines flight 38, from Miami and London, was returned to Miami due to a customer being refused the federal requirement to wear a mask”, stated the company. Their spokesmen indicated that the situation was handled well “administratively.”
The Boeing 777, which was carrying 129 passengers and 14 crew members, was received on his return, in Florida, by the Miami police.
”Once the plane reached the gate, the passenger was escorted (by the police) without incident”authorities told CNN.
American Airlines, for its part, specified that the client involved in this incident was put on the “internal reject list” of the company. It was also reported that an investigation of the incident will be carried out.
According to the FlightAware tracking service, the pilots made the return of the Boeing 777 less than an hour after the takeoff of the transatlantic flight.
The civil aviation regulatory body, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) declared in January 2021 a zero tolerance policy towards passengers who refused to wear a mask.
On-board personnel have reported a significant number of cases of verbal or physical violence from travelers who are not satisfied with the measure.
Airlines reported almost 6,000 unruly passenger incidents last year Y 151 in the first two weeks of this year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. In most cases, they were passengers who refused to wear the mask.
With information from the AFP and AP agencies