The name on the plane said American Airlines, but the pilot of the plane said he didn’t want anymore “USA” or “Trump” chants on his flight, according to a conservative activist who recorded the message.Â Â Â “Isn’t this American Airlines?” she asked.
“I’ll put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people there, so behave, please,” the pilot threatened the passengers.
The airline however, said the ruckus broke out after passengers didn’t want to wear face masks.
“Prior to departure from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), the pilot onboard flight 1242 made an announcement emphasizing the importance of following crew member instructions and complying with mandatory face-covering policies,” the company said in a statement.
The FAA issued a warning to air travelers that unruly behavior can land passengers in jail.
“Federal law prohibits you from physically assaulting or threatening to physically assault the crew, and anyone else, on an aircraft. You could be subject to fines of up to $35K and imprisonment for such conduct,” the FAA said.
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