EasyJet passenger punches man during flight, launches racist attack on Black woman: 'All hell broke loose'
In what is allegedly a racially charged incident, a passenger on an EasyJet flight threw a punch at a fellow passenger mid-air which was all captured on video. The expletive-laden footage features the attacker being told by a fellow passenger, a Black woman, that he shouldn't be talking about her people. She is heard saying, "I am African. Do not chat sh*t about my people."
According to other passengers on board, this passenger was defending a friend of hers who was earlier racially abused by the man on the flight from London to Antalya, Turkey, on Tuesday, September 8. Flight attendants were seen trying to calm the passengers down in order to get them to take their seats again. At the end of the journey, this man was escorted out by attendants and offboarded at the destination (Antalya).
It was also reported that the passenger had gone ballistic just two hours into the flight and one of them said to The Sun, "Approximately two hours into the flight from Gatwick, most of the flight were disturbed by a commotion at the back of the plane. It was clearly two grown men coming to blows and prolific use of the C-word from one of them."
Just an hour after the two of them were separated, things went downhill again when the instigator's son had thrown a paper plane a the victim. The fellow passenger said, "We find out from the airline staff that the son of the instigator had thrown a paper plane in the direction of the first victim which he then screwed up and threw away, prompting the violent outburst."
The passenger continued, "Another hour passes and we are about to land when all hell breaks loose again. Absolutely no idea what prompted this but it was racial abuse of the most vile kind directed at one woman of color," and further added, "A second woman of color verbally defends her friend only to be met with the same torrent of abuse which escalated into the violent assault that you see in the video."
A spokesperson from EasyJet said that the passenger was removed from the flight for “disruptive behavior". The spokesperson added, "While such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously, and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behavior on board." The instigator was reportedly also seen sitting at the Terminal at the destination city and was surrounded by the cops.
It was also noted that despite the pandemic world over, and the increasing number of deaths caused by coronavirus, the instigator who verbally abused a woman of color and her friend and got into a tussle had also not worn a protective mask.
WHO has been trying its best to increase awareness about how important it is to cover oneself up with a mask, but many have since resisted the idea. From convenience store managers being abused for directing customers to cover themselves up to onboard tussles, we have now seen it all.