A woman thrown off a Spirit Airlines flight reacted to other passengers booing her by screaming, “I hope ya’ll crash and die!” at the front of the plane. Her quip prompted the Captain to storm out of the cockpit in search of her.
Woman Yells “I Hope Y’All Crash And Die!” Outside Cockpit After Being Thrown Off Spirit Airlines Flight
It is not clear why the woman and her companion were thrown off or what destination in Florida they were traveling to (joking). But what is clear, is a woman was removed for something and her fellow passengers were very happy she was removed from the flight.
As she made the “walk of shame” up the aisle, passengers booed her as she walked by.
As she turned at the front galley to step off the plane, she turned back and yelled, “I hope ya’ll crash and die!”
This prompted the flight attendant to say something to the captain and moments later the captain came scurrying out and stepped off the plane, stepping back on a few moments later.
There’s all sorts of debate on Reddit on why the captain bothered to step out of the flight deck and off the plane to go after this woman. What difference did it make considering she was already off the aircraft?
But I defend the captain’s action – when you have an unstable person like that, you want to make sure that she does not damage the aircraft or hang back on the jet bridge for some other nefarious reason.
Others considered the woman’s comment an actionable threat, but I would not go that far. Even if she actually meant what she said, she did not threaten to harm or kill anyone herself. But while not actionable, that added statement may make it more likely she is permanently banned from Spirit Airlines or prosecuted for the underlying action that prompted the ejection in the first place.
A woman responded to being booed by making wishing everyone onboard a crash and death. Whatever the context that prompted that outburst, it will not help her case. On the one hand, I do not understand why humans have to be so confrontational. She was walking off the plane – why make the situation and potentially the delay worse? On the other hand, I get that there is a sort of natural response to shame others when they act poorly. In any case, when thrown off a flight, don’t dig a deeper grave by making stupid statements…