The man responded aggressively and violently to request to wear his facemask properly
Guardia Civil officers at the airport of Barajas in Madrid, the busiest in Spain in terms of the number of passengers passing through the terminal buildings, were forced to remove one of the passengers on a Madrid-Paris flight from his plane last Friday due to his violent reaction on being asked to don his facemask.
The incident occurred on board Iberia’s IB3442 service to Paris-Orly, which was scheduled to take off at 14.25 and was on its way to the runway when the man, reported to be in his thirties, began shouting and throwing punches when stewards asked him to obey coronavirus rules and ensure that his facemask covered his nose. It is reported that he responded very loudly in French, and although he did eventually comply with the request the pilot left his cabin and spoke to him before deciding to return to the terminal.
At that point four Guardia Officers made their way onto the plane and removed the offender, receiving a generous round of applause from the others on board. Their flight eventually took off 45 minutes late due to the delay.
Image: Iberia (archive)
Source: Murcia Today