Pilot tells Trump fans he’ll ‘dump’ them in Kansas if they don’t behave
A fedup American Airlines pilot threatened to “dump” a plane filled with “USA” chanting President Trump supporters in Kansas if they didn’t “behave” during a flight out of Washington D.C. Friday, video shows.
“I’ll put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off, I don’t care,” the pilot can be heard saying over the loudspeaker in a video posted to Twitter.
“We will do that if that’s what it takes so, behave please,” he continues, exasperated.
Moments prior, passengers, many of them wearing MAGA hats, were shouting “USA” over and over again on the Phoenix-bound flight, according to another clip tweeted by Mindy Robinson, who unsuccessfully ran for congress in Nevada’s 3rd district last summer.
“We started chanting ‘USA’ …and the Captain came on said told us he’d drop us off in Kansas if he had to if we didn’t obey their every single rule,” Robinson wrote.
An AA spokesperson told The Post in an emailed statement the pilot was “emphasizing the importance of following crew member instructions and complying with mandatory face-covering policies.”
“At American, we take the safety of our customers seriously and we value the trust they place in our team to care for them throughout their journey,” the rep said.
There were no “in-flight issues” after takeoff, AA said.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post