The woman is said to have vehemently resisted putting on a mouth and nose protector on Wednesday evening on board a Boeing 777 on the way from Miami to London and screamed loudly – that was too much for the crew.
Airline spokeswoman Laura Masvidal confirmed the incident to the New York Post. The woman is said to have been extremely rude to the crew from the start and refused several masks that the crew had offered her. Fellow passengers also reported that the woman in her mid-forties was drunk. After an hour and a half of flight, the chief pilot of the Boeing decided to turn around and take the woman off board. After arriving in Miami, she was escorted off the plane, but she does not have to reckon with police consequences in the state of Florida. Corona measures have not been in effect there since early summer.