Posted on August 11, 2021

Mutiny by Passengers at the Unfair Removal of Two Black Men from a Flight

Alia Shoaib, Business Insider, August 7, 2021

Passengers on an EasyJet flight reportedly staged a mutiny to stop the airline from unfairly removing two Black men from the flight.

The airline reportedly attempted to remove the two men for “huffing at a member of the crew” when they were asked to put their shoes on for take-off.

The incident took place on a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Malaga in Spain {snip}

The argument took place during the flight’s taxi on the runway, forcing the plane to turn around.

An attendant called the police to report two “disobedient passengers,” leading to four armed officers entering the plane, taking the two men’s passports, and offloading their luggage.

In the video passengers can be heard objecting to the treatment of the men, telling them “no, don’t get off” and “sit down.”

After the complaints of the other passengers, the two men were permitted to remain on the flight and the cabin crew was changed instead.


In a statement to The Daily Mail, a spokesperson for the airline said, ” {snip} Safety is our highest priority and there is nothing to suggest that discrimination played any part in the issue onboard.”