Man kicked off American Airlines flight for wearing gas mask

Man sparks panic on American Airlines flight.

 

A passenger was booted from an American Airlines flight after he refused to take off the military-style gas mask he was wearing.

 

The unnamed man boarded flightΒ AA2212 atΒ Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on Thursday, causing panic among other passengers.

 

When asked to remove the mask by cabin crew, he refused.

 

“@AmericanAir, Just FYI flight 2212 to Houston was delayed an hour because you let this guy on the plane wearing a gas mask,” Joseph Say tweeted, along with a photo of the masked man.

 

 

According to Say, passengers first thought it was related to the coronavirus outbreak which has killed over 300 people so far, however, theΒ mask didn’t actually appear to be operational as it didn’t have a filter.

 

“The passenger was rebooked on the next flight to Houston, and flew without the mask on Thursday evening,” an American Airlines spokesperson said.