Man escorted off US flight for harassing Pakistani couple

Man reportedly asked Pakistani-born couple if they had a bomb in their bag


News Desk February 24, 2017
Man asked to exit United flight after he made racist remarks towards a Pakistani couple. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

A man on board a United Airlines flight along with his female companion was escorted off the plane after he made racist remarks towards a Pakistani couple.

The incident took place on Houston-bound United Airlines flight 1188. The man reportedly asked the Pakistani-born couple who were dressed in "traditional cultural attire" if they had a bomb in their bag.

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Megan Lyn, another passenger on the plane, made a video of the aftermath of the incident. Lyn can be heard saying, "Racists aren't welcome in America! This is not Trump's America!" before singing "Goodbye racists!" as the man and his female companion are escorted off the plane. Other people can be heard cheering in the background.

In her now viral post, Lyn said that the man who has not been identified told "passengers of colour to go back to where they came from".

Lyn, speaking to Texas based broadcaster KHOU said she and her boyfriend approached flight attendants after the man made the offensive comments. Other passengers also complained that they were uncomfortable by the remarks.

"The person ahead us turned around and asked where my boyfriend was from; my boyfriend said it's none of your business," she said. "At that point he said all illegals and all foreigners and need to leave the country." She said her boyfriend is of Indian descent.

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Speaking to The Washington Post, Jonathan Guerin, a United Airlines spokesperson confirmed that the man was removed due to his "inappropriate comments"

"Most customers appreciate a place where they feel safe and where they're not going to be attacked and we want to provide that," he added.

The viral video can be seen below:



 

 

 

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COMMENTS (11)

SRK | 4 years ago | Reply @Sara "Lyn, speaking to Texas based broadcaster KHOU said she and her boyfriend approached flight attendants after the man made the offensive comments." Like I said, hate in your heart needs to stop. Else it floats around and comes back big as it hits your backside ...
Sara | 4 years ago | Reply @SRK: Excuse me, it was the lady, not the the Indian guy. He was probably scared he'd be shot like those in Kansas.
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