Flight Forced To Divert After Anti-Mask Passenger Snorts 'White Substance' And Goes On Racist Rampage
A Jet Blue flight carrying passengers from New York city to San Francisco was forced to make an unexpected landing in Minneapolis, Minnesota when a passenger refused to wear a mask, snorted a "white substance" in the bathroom, sexually harassed a woman and spewed racist slurs.
Once the plane touched down at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the man was promptly arrested.
According to ABC 7 News, multiple witnesses described the man's erratic behavior. They said the man had a bag full of the white substance and "kept walking back and forth to the bathroom."
One passenger, Bob McKanzie, was utterly confused by the man's behavior when he came back from the bathroom.
"When he got to his seat he started yelling that he wanted a white Porsche. I don't know who he was talking to but that's what he was saying."
For another passenger, Salma Srour, the smell was the worst part.
"He just wanted us to sing at some point, and he smelled very strongly, it was a very pungent smell, and he kept walking to the bathroom he wasn't wearing a mask."
Passenger Delaney Washington echoed Srour's observations.
"So he kept walking back and forth to the bathroom, he had no shoes on, and he smelled awful. He kept saying 'bless you' to me and he was acting really erratically."
A video posted to Twitter captured a JetBlue employee's lengthy comments to flight passengers upon touching down in Minneapolis.
The cabin steward recounted the slew of strange incidents that occurred while up in the air, and shared how he and the rest of the crew decided to diver the plane and land earlier than expected.
Passengers welcomed the steward's comments with a round of applause.
Uhhh my @JetBlue flight JFK-SFO just got diverted to MSP because an anti-masker was snorting coke in the bathroom a… https://t.co/nM1SyEsdDE— Matt Kawashima (@Matt Kawashima) 1621203734.0
People who heard about the incident found the whole thing entertaining.
@mattkawashima @JetBlue @OneMileataTime @garyleff The univeral "Ahaaaaa!" reaction from the passengers at the cocaine revelation is golden.— Liddle Lamzy Dive Bar (@Liddle Lamzy Dive Bar) 1621293469.0
@mattkawashima @JetBlue @OneMileataTime @garyleff Is it bad that just from the description I assumed it was Don Jr?— James D Olson (@James D Olson) 1621294098.0
@mattkawashima @JetBlue @OneMileataTime @garyleff Sounded like a Cheech and Chong skit when he mentioned "snorting… https://t.co/dm28OUUz0S— NoFordsClub (@NoFordsClub) 1621296348.0
@mattkawashima @JetBlue @OneMileataTime @garyleff https://t.co/b72riIyBJe— Mike Henderson (@Mike Henderson) 1621208315.0
@mattkawashima @JetBlue @OneMileataTime @garyleff Lmao I feel like he was giving way more specific information than was required 😂😂— UnimpressiveProgressive (@UnimpressiveProgressive) 1621298358.0
It's worth mentioning—contrary to what this specific incident may make you think—flying is still rated as the safest form of travel in terms of accidents.
Unpleasant experiences? Well...