LAS VEGAS — A video posted on Twitter of two women wrestling over a mask on an American Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Charlotte has gone viral.
The brawl was caught on camera by another passenger as the plane was waiting to take off.
According to American Airlines, a passenger on the flight refused to wear a mask and when she was asked to get off the plane, she got disruptive and an altercation with other passengers broke out.
(Watch the viral video below)
The airline’s mask policy says customers who refuse to wear a face covering can be denied future travel while the rule is in place.
A spokesperson for American Airlines told us that the passenger is blocked from flying with the airline while they investigate.
AMERICAN AIRLINES SENT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT TO CHANNEL 9:
“On Monday, a customer on American Airlines Flight 1665 with service from Las Vegas to Charlotte failed to comply with our mandatory face covering policy after boarding the aircraft prior to departure. In accordance with our policy, the customer was subsequently asked to leave the aircraft and became disruptive, resulting in an altercation with other passengers. Law enforcement was requested and we would refer any additional questions to the Las Vegas Police Department.”
“American, like other U.S. airlines, began requiring customers to wear a face covering while on board aircraft beginning May 11. We have since strengthened our policy to require face coverings be worn at airports and on board, and announced in June that we may deny future travel for customers who refuse to wear a face covering for the duration of this requirement.”
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