Tonight this lady refused to wear her mask abord the @AmericanAir flight from Charlotte NC towards #WashingtonDC DC… https://t.co/RO7flZZ7es— Emir Sfaxi (@Emir Sfaxi)1610331506.0
According to the man who recorded the ordeal, the woman refused to wear her mask properly during a flight from Charlotte, N.C. to Washington, D.C. on January 10.
The disgruntled woman reportedly gave a speech about "tyranny" to other passengers and can be heard in the video saying, "If we don’t stand up, it’s only going to get worse."
Moments later, a man is seen stepping in to try to calm the woman down.
"Federal Air Marshals intervened to help deescalate and maintain control of the situation for the duration of the flight," said Derek Walls of American Airlines in a statement to Narcity.
As soon as the flight landed, police came onboard the aircraft and escorted the woman off the plane.
UPDATE: she was escorted by the police as soon as we landed. Amazing response from the security abord the flight. P… https://t.co/yRj50dF70w— Emir Sfaxi (@Emir Sfaxi)1610332094.0
Passengers can be heard cheering as she's ushered out of the cabin.
Walls shared with Narcity that the woman is being placed on American Airlines' internal refusal list pending an investigation.