A passenger on board an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City was removed from the aircraft and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after an on board mask incident. The man got into an altercation with a crewmember as the aircraft prepared to land.
The man can be seen yelling in the galley, declaring “you can’t hold us!” The crewmember stands strong and the passenger returns to his seat while he moves his mask beneath his nose. Then things go off the rails in the second video, as the man appears maskless and growling while he struggles with his face covering, putting it over his eyes and chewing it.
MORE: I confirmed the man was cited for … get this … public intoxication. This is one of 3 videos shared with me from passenger Dennis Busch. This clip shows the man growling at the flight crew. @KUTV2News pic.twitter.com/aR5AGNMxTN
— Jeremy Harris (@JeremyHarrisTV) September 7, 2021
According to American Airlines,
American Airlines flight 1802 with service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Salt Lake City (SLC) was met by law enforcement upon arrival at SLC due to an unruly passenger. The flight landed safely at SLC where local law enforcement removed the disruptive passenger from the aircraft. We thank our crew for their professionalism and our customers for their understanding.