(ANSA) – Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) An American Airlines flight from Miami (United Kingdom) to London (United Kingdom) was forced to return after one of its passengers refused to wear a mask, the airline said in a statement.
“The flight returned to 38 Miami due to a confused customer who refused to comply with a federal requirement to wear a mask,” American Airlines said. The Boeing 777, with 129 passengers and 14 crew on its way back to Florida, was greeted by police. “When the plane arrived at the entrance, the passenger was ejected from the plane without any incident,” a police official told CNN.
American Airlines, for its part, clarified that the customer involved in the incident has been placed on the company’s “internal rejection list” and “further investigation is pending”.
The U.S. Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (FAA) established a zero tolerance policy for passengers refusing to wear masks in January 2021, facing the highest number of cases of alleged verbal abuse or physical harm by persons refusing to comply with air crews. This duty. (Handle).
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