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Delta Pilot Turns Plane Around After 2 Passengers Refuse To Wear Masks
A pilot from Delta Airlines was forced to turn the plane around after two passengers refused to wear masks.
Flight 1227 was traveling to Atlanta from Detroit on July 23. The pilot returned the plane to the gate at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport after the two passengers ignored instructions from crew members.
“Flight 1227 from Detroit to Atlanta returned to the gate following two customers who were non-compliant with crew instructions. After a short delay, the aircraft departed to Atlanta,” a spokesperson told CNN.
The pair was removed from the plane and shortly after, the plane made its departure to Atlanta.
To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the airline requires “customers and employees are required to wear a face mask, or appropriate cloth face covering over their nose and mouth throughout their travel, aligning with best practice guidelines from the CDC,” as stated on its website.
Passengers who have a medical exception are also not required to wear a mask but will have to get a doctor’s approval before their flight that states the health concerns while wearing a mask.
Those who don’t comply with the company’s safety protocols could be banned for good on Delta Airlines’ flights.