EasyJet: Shocking footage shows woman shouting 'everybody dies' as she is thrown off Edinburgh-bound flight for coughing on other passengers

A startling video shows a woman on an EasyJet plane about to leave Belfast for Edinburgh deliberately coughing on passengers and screaming ‘everyone dies’.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 1:27 pm

The woman is being escorted off the plane, which was still grounded at Belfast, and is seen not wearing a mask as she shouts out: “Everybody dies, you know that?

"If it’s from corona or not, everybody dies.”

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Submitted to Evening News by a passenger who did not wish to be named.

She then coughs over the heads of seated passengers as she makes her way off the plane.

EasyJet can confirm that police attended the flight, EZY481 from Belfast to Edinburgh on 18th October, due to a passenger behaving disruptively onboard and refusing to wear their face covering.

“In line with EASA guidelines, all passengers are currently required to bring their own face covering for their flight which must be worn during boarding and onboard, except when eating or drinking.

“Passengers receive clear communications before they travel and via announcements onboard to ensure they are aware of this requirement for the health and safety of everyone onboard. We will not tolerate disruptive behaviour towards other passengers and crew.”

The video taken by a fellow passenger who saw the whole incident play out.

He did not wish to be named, but he did tell the Edinburgh Evening News: “The EasyJet staff were really good at handling it.

"They accommodated her when she asked for a row of seats to herself, then they politely asked her to wear a mask.

"She just started shouting.”

He added that the other passengers were happy letting the staff deal with the situation and didn’t really react, though one woman did tell her to ‘get a life’ and ‘wise up’.

An airport spokesperson said: “Airport Police were called by ground staff due to a disruptive passenger within the terminal building at approx 16:35 on Sunday 18th October. The passenger was subsequently arrested and is currently under investigation.”

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