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Woman refuses to wear mask on flight, deliberately coughs on passengers when deplaned

Footage recorded by a passenger shows a woman on an EasyJet plane, that was ready to depart, deliberately coughing on other passengers and hurling abuses at the crew after she was asked to deplane for refusing to wear a mask.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 21, 2020 12:12:52 pm
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A video of a woman’s reaction on being asked to deplane for refusing to wear a mask is being widely shared on social media, with many questioning her behaviour.

Footage recorded by a passenger shows a woman on an EasyJet plane, that was ready to depart, deliberately coughing on other passengers and hurling abuses at the crew after she was asked to deplane for refusing to wear a mask.

In the video she is heard swearing and and shouting, “Everybody dies, you know that?” As the crew ushered her down the aisle, the woman passenger is heard saying, “If it’s from corona or not, everybody dies.”

The incident took place at the Belfast International Airport on Sunday on a flight to Edinburgh.

[Disclaimer: Strong language, viewers discretion is advised.]

An Easyjet spokesman confirmed that the police had to be called following an incident on flight EZY481 “due to a passenger behaving disruptively onboard and refusing to wear their face covering”, BBC reported.

Guidelines stipulate that all passengers bring their own face coverings for a flight that need to worn throughout except while drinking or eating, the spokesperson said.

People on social media criticised the woman for her behaviour and potentially putting other passengers at risk.

The passenger who recorded the video told the Edinburgh Evening News that the airline staff had accommodated her when she had asked for a row of seats to herself. But she began shouting when they asked her to wear a mask.

Belfast International Airport also released a statement that said the passenger was subsequently arrested.

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