Passenger pulled from plane at Logan Airport in Boston for refusing to wear mask – WCVB Boston

A flight leaving from Logan International Airport in Boston was delayed by two hours after a man on board refused to wear a mask and ultimately had to be removed from the plane by Massachusetts State Police troopers.State police officials told NewsCenter 5 that they were alerted about an altercation between two passengers on Delta Air Lines Flight 670 over mask issues at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday. The flight, which was bound for Salt Lake City International Airport, had just pushed off from the gate when one of the passengers involved in the altercation became irate, according to state police.”From what we heard from the flight attendants, he just wouldn’t put his mask on. He was asked at least four or five times. And he would almost put it on. As soon as they turned their back, he would take it right off and laugh,” said a passenger named Andrew who was on Delta Flight 670.The pilot had to return the plane to the gate and multiple state troopers got on board to escort the man off. A photo taken by a passenger on that plane shows that man was wearing a mask when he was removed by police.”As he was being escorted off, he didn’t seem to care,” Andrew said. “I forget what this lady said to him, but she gestured to him, like: ‘Hey, thanks a lot.’ He was just disrespectful and called her a ‘Karen.'”State police officials said the man was cleared from the plane shortly before 7:15 p.m., and Delta Flight 670 took off from Boston at 7:45 p.m. instead of the scheduled take-off time of 5:45 p.m.That Delta flight was scheduled to arrive in Salt Lake City shortly before 1:25 a.m. Eastern time (11:25 p.m. Mountain time), according to FlightAware.”It’s unbelievable to me. Two years into a pandemic, you get on a plane and you know have to wear a mask for a five-hour flight, that you won’t even wear it and 300 people now have to go back to the gate, sit here for another hour — and they’ve got to refuel and get everybody on their way. It’s just so selfish,” Andrew said.The man who was removed from the plane by troopers was not arrested, so he is not being publicly identified. State police officials told NewsCenter 5 that man was booked on another flight.According to a state trooper at Logan Airport, police are responding to a number of mask issues on flights every day at the airport.

A flight leaving from Logan International Airport in Boston was delayed by two hours after a man on board refused to wear a mask and ultimately had to be removed from the plane by Massachusetts State Police troopers.

State police officials told NewsCenter 5 that they were alerted about an altercation between two passengers on Delta Air Lines Flight 670 over mask issues at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday.

The flight, which was bound for Salt Lake City International Airport, had just pushed off from the gate when one of the passengers involved in the altercation became irate, according to state police.

“From what we heard from the flight attendants, he just wouldn’t put his mask on. He was asked at least four or five times. And he would almost put it on. As soon as they turned their back, he would take it right off and laugh,” said a passenger named Andrew who was on Delta Flight 670.

The pilot had to return the plane to the gate and multiple state troopers got on board to escort the man off. A photo taken by a passenger on that plane shows that man was wearing a mask when he was removed by police.

“As he was being escorted off, he didn’t seem to care,” Andrew said. “I forget what this lady said to him, but she gestured to him, like: ‘Hey, thanks a lot.’ He was just disrespectful and called her a ‘Karen.'”

State police officials said the man was cleared from the plane shortly before 7:15 p.m., and Delta Flight 670 took off from Boston at 7:45 p.m. instead of the scheduled take-off time of 5:45 p.m.

That Delta flight was scheduled to arrive in Salt Lake City shortly before 1:25 a.m. Eastern time (11:25 p.m. Mountain time), according to FlightAware.

“It’s unbelievable to me. Two years into a pandemic, you get on a plane and you know have to wear a mask for a five-hour flight, that you won’t even wear it and 300 people now have to go back to the gate, sit here for another hour — and they’ve got to refuel and get everybody on their way. It’s just so selfish,” Andrew said.

The man who was removed from the plane by troopers was not arrested, so he is not being publicly identified. State police officials told NewsCenter 5 that man was booked on another flight.

According to a state trooper at Logan Airport, police are responding to a number of mask issues on flights every day at the airport.

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