Woman Forces London-bound Plane Back to Miami After Refusing to Mask Up

New York Post

An airplane on its way from Miami to London turned around mid-flight and went back to Florida after a woman in first class refused to mask up, officials said.

American Airlines flight 38 aborted its planned international trip as it flew above the Atlantic Ocean about an hour-and-a-half after taking off on Wednesday just before 8 p.m., according to reports and flight tracking site Flightaware.

Airline spokeswoman Laura Masvidal confirmed the incident in a statement to The Post, saying a “disruptive customer refusing to comply with the federal mask mandate” was the reason the Boeing 777 landed back at Miami International Airport.

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