VIDEO: Southwest Passenger Dragged Off Flight Bound For Los Angeles Caught On Video Goes Viral
By Fox News // September 27, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Woman Dragged Off Southwest Airlines Flight. (Watch Life Video)
(FOX NEWS) – A woman was forcibly removed by two police officers from a Southwest flight from Baltimore to Los Angeles Tuesday after claiming to have a life-threatening pet allergy.
While the plane was boarding, the woman notified airline staff of her allergy after noticing two dogs on the plane, one a pet and another a service animal, Fox5 reports.
According to airline officials, the woman asked for the animals to be removed and that she needed to stay on the plane because her father was having surgery. However the airline said the woman was unable to provide the necessary documentation to prove her allergy.
“Our policy states that a customer (without a medical certificate) may be denied boarding if they report a life-threatening allergic reaction and cannot travel safely with an animal onboard,” the airline said in a statement.
Airline staff reportedly asked the woman to exit the plane multiple times, but after refusing, local law enforcement arrived on the scene, forcibly removing her despite her objections.
Another passenger on the flight, Bill Dumas, captured the incident on video, which shows multiple police officers attempting to drag the woman off the plane.
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