Watch | Non-compliant passenger kicked off FlySafair flight

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Just minutes before take-off, an unruly passenger who refused to wear a mask on a FlySafair flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg on Tuesday was removed from the plane.

In a now-viral video taken by another passenger, the non-compliant man can be seen arguing with a flight attendant while another man -presumably a passenger or security – is seen directing him off the flight while seated passengers can be heard telling the man to put on his mask.

The incident was confirmed by the Chief Marketing Officer at FlySafair, Kirby Gordon, who said the man was eventually escorted off the flight.

“Flight FA201 was due to depart Cape Town for Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport at 08:50 on Tuesday morning. Shortly after the doors were closed and stairs were retracted a passenger reacted negatively and aggressively toward the legal requirement that he wear his mask aboard the aircraft,” Gordon said.

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“As per required protocol, the Captain was immediately informed of the situation and the decision was taken to offload the individual. The Flight Deck team powered down and secured the aircraft which was in the process of departure, and radioed for SAPS and for the stairs to be returned to the aircraft, in order to offload the unruly passenger,” he said

The flight eventually departed Cape Town at 9.10 am and no further action was taken against the passenger as the airline did not lay a charge.

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