Two passengers on a JetBlue flight were kicked off the plane for disobeying the flight attendants and yelling expletives at the passengers.
The incident happened on Friday on a flight which was scheduled to leave Long Beach to Sacramento and was caught on camera by a passenger, Sara Walter Bear, who posted it on her Facebook page, “Rants of a Sassy Stew.”
The 11-minute video shows a drunken man, who identifies himself as David Brackett, going on a rude rant that ultimately resulted in him getting kicked off the plane.
Brackett, an executive at a real estate and mortgage company, Homeland Financial Network, boasted he had an IQ of 176, makes $4 million a year and has six houses.
Even as various passengers try to quell his anger and a flight attendant tells him sit down, Brackett continues to roam the plane, inciting others to join his tirade.
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A bald man in a white shirt tries to reason with Brackett at first, but seeing his words having no effect on the drunken millionaire, he also starts swearing at him. His fate is the same as the Brackett, who is sent off the plane.
Soon after, the plane is redirected back to the gate, and security staff usher Brackett off the plane. Before leaving the plane, the real estate agent took a few selfies and promised the airplane staff that he would be filing a lawsuit.
As he makes the statement, Sassy Stew can be heard shouting from the background: “Go ahead, Jay-Z. Bye, Felicia.”
In response to the incident, JetBlue issued the following statement:
“On April 8, Flight 266 from Long Beach to Sacramento returned to the gate shortly before departure following a report of disruptive customers in the cabin. The aircraft was met by local authorities where the customers were removed before the flight continued on to Sacramento.”
Incidents of bad behavior in flights are now practically everyday occurrences.
A Southwest airplane had to make an emergency landing when a woman choked another passenger for reclining her seat. In another instance, a Chinese woman put her bare feet on the armrest in front of her.
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