“Goodbye Racist! This is not Trump’s America!” Passenger accused of racism is kicked off Chicago-Houston flight.
A man and his travel companion were removed from a flight after allegedly asking another passenger if they were carrying a bomb.
VHF affiliate KHOU reports that “according to United Airlines, the incident happened on Flight 1118 as passengers were boarding and a man asked a couple if they had a bomb in their bag.”
Another passenger who was seated behind the man spoke with KHOU, telling them that the incident began when a Pakistani man and woman wearing traditional clothing boarded the plane and were placing their bags in the overhead bin.
“That’s not a bomb in your bag, is it?” the man reportedly stated. The couple appeared not to hear his remark so he repeated it, according to the other passenger who was traveling with her boyfriend of Indian descent.
KHOU reports that a woman sitting next to him got up from her seat and alerted airline personnel about the incident.
“The person ahead us turned around and asked where my boyfriend was from; my boyfriend said it’s none of your business,” the other passenger seated behind the man said, adding: “At that point he said all illegals and all foreigners and need to leave the country.”
A passenger recorded the aftermath of the incident and you can hear some of the other passengers cheering as the man and his companion were led off the plane.
One woman can be heard stating “Racists are not welcome in America. This is not Trump’s America,” while others were saying “goodbye racist.”