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Police Remove Man From Flight After He Refuses To Move From First Class

Police Remove Man From Flight After He Refuses To Move From First Class

A man was kicked off a flight in America after he refused to get out of his seat.

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The man known only as Peter was on an American Airlines flight from Dallas Airport bound for Los Angeles when he was forcibly removed by police.

Fellow passenger John Gilbert said Peter became irritated when he was assigned a seat in Row 36. He then moved up to First Class and when asked by the crew to move back to his assigned seat, he refused.

Mr Gilbert filmed the angry exchange between Peter and cabin crew.

In the short video published by ABC News, Peter can be heard saying: "Don't force me. Don't violate my freedom. This is my seat. You don't like it, switch it and I'll stay on the plane and I'll go.

"Alright, I'm going to shut up and I'm going to be in that seat. I don't give a f**k about it.

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"This is my seat, shut up, shut up, shut up. Don't ask me anything about a seat. Leave me alone."

The man had to be removed from the flight. Credit: ABC News
The man had to be removed from the flight. Credit: ABC News

To which one of the stewards says: "You can't talk to anyone like that, you're getting kicked off this plane."

Other passengers were then told to grab their bags and get off the plane while airport police handcuffed Peter to a wheelchair and removed him from the flight.

Gilbert filmed officers pushing the unruly passenger through a set of doors as he tries to wriggle free from his restraints.

According to reports, the AA2460 flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles International Airport was delayed by 45 minutes.

It is not clear whether police have filed charges against the man. LADbible has contacted Dallas Fort Worth Airport Police for comment.

He was handcuffed to a wheelchair by airport police. Credit: ABC News
He was handcuffed to a wheelchair by airport police. Credit: ABC News

Earlier this month a flight from Manchester heading to Pakistan was delayed by seven hours after a woman opened the emergency exit while looking for the toilet.

According to reports, she mistook the plane's door for the toilet cubicle, causing the emergency chute to be deployed.

Every one of the 37 passengers on board the Boeing 737-340 had to be taken off the flight on Friday night and were stuck at the airport until 5am the next morning.

At the time, a spokesperson for Pakistan Airlines told Pakistan-based The Express Tribune an investigation was underway into the bizarre incident.

They added: "The plane was parked on the runway when the airbag chute opened, so there was no threat of any kind."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Viral, American Airlines, Interesting, US News

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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