Man Arrested Following Alleged Racist Rant Aboard United Airlines Flight

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 201766 views
Published: January 13, 2017

A United Airlines flight from Sydney to San Francisco was diverted to Auckland on Sunday, January 1, after a man on board caused a disturbance and forced the airline to ground the jet.

According to the <a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11775772" target="_blank">New Zealand Herald</a>, the man was arrested in Auckland after an alleged racist rant and verbal abuse. Passengers aboard said the man “exploded into a fit of rage” around 40 minutes into the flight and used “offensive language, racial and sexist slurs,” reported the Auckland-based newspaper.

This footage shows a man talking with a flight attendant. He was later <a href="https://www.facebook.com/neilmkay/videos/pcb.10108816820088740/10108816816994940/?type=3&theater" target="_blank">being escorted from his seat by police</a>.

Neil Kay, who posted the footage on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/neilmkay/posts/10108816820088740" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, called the man a “misogynistic, homophobic bigot” who “verbally harasses kind passengers and physically threatens the wonderful #UnitedAirlines flight crew.”

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