Moment Delta passenger 'refuses to wear her mask over correctly' and punches flight attendant before being thrown off a Miami-Atlanta flight

 A Delta passenger who onlookers say refused to wear her mask correctly has been filmed punching a flight attendant in the face before being removed from the flight. 

The unidentified traveler was seen squaring up to the worker in footage shared to Twitter by journalist Suzanne Kianpour on Monday. 

It is understood the altercation began when the woman was asked to wear her mask in line with the airline's policy to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

She then appears to slap the female flight attendant in the face as shocked onlookers watch on. One says: 'She's in her face. Oh lord, oh lord.'

The unidentified traveler was seen squaring up to the worker in footage Monday

The unidentified traveler was seen squaring up to the worker in footage Monday

It is understood the altercation began when the woman was asked to wear her mask in line with the airline's policy to stop the spread of coronavirus. She then appears to slap the female flight attendant in the face

It is understood the altercation began when the woman was asked to wear her mask in line with the airline's policy to stop the spread of coronavirus. She then appears to slap the female flight attendant in the face

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Reporter Kianpour wrote: 'Been stuck on the tarmac in #Miami heading to #Atlanta as we continue on the #Elections2020 campaign trail. 

'A passenger on this @Delta flight refuses policy to wear mask. Then won’t get off plane. Then hits flight attendant. Announcement that Miami Dade police on their way.' 


In the clip the two women are seen standing up in the aisle of the busy plane.

Other travelers watch as they appear to be involved in a verbal dispute.  The passenger then hits the flight attendant.

Journalist Suzanne Kianpour, who was on the flight, shared the clip to Twitter She wrote: 'A passenger on this @Delta flight refuses policy to wear mask. Then won¿t get off plane. Then hits flight attendant'

Journalist Suzanne Kianpour, who was on the flight, shared the clip to Twitter She wrote: 'A passenger on this @Delta flight refuses policy to wear mask. Then won’t get off plane. Then hits flight attendant'

Police are understood to have boarded the flight to remove the traveler. DailyMail.com has contacted Miami International Airport for comment.

Police are understood to have boarded the flight to remove the traveler. DailyMail.com has contacted Miami International Airport for comment.

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The passenger is then heard telling the airline steward: 'You shouldn't have touched me. You pushed me.' A man then comes in between to the two women. 

Police are understood to have boarded the flight to remove the traveler. DailyMail.com has contacted Miami International Airport for comment.

Another journalist, Kitty Kay, tweeted: 'So, Miami police had to board this flight before someone who refused to wear a mask for a 1 hour 45 minute flight would get off the plane so we can push back out and take off, 3 hours late. Poor flight crew. 

'2020 really sucks. What are we becoming?'

In the clip the two women are seen standing up in the aisle of the busy plane. Other travelers watch as they appear to be involved in a verbal dispute. The passenger then hits the flight attendant

In the clip the two women are seen standing up in the aisle of the busy plane. Other travelers watch as they appear to be involved in a verbal dispute. The passenger then hits the flight attendant

She added: 'Captain just announced the passengers wouldn’t leave the jetway after leaving the plane so that’s why it took another hour before we could push back. Says he’s never seen anything like it in 33 years of flying!' 

In a statement Delta said: 'There is nothing more important than the safety of our people and customers. That's why two customers who did not comply with crew safety instructions were asked to deplane Flight 1997 this evening [sic]. 

'We do not tolerate violence of any kind and this situation is currently under investigation. We apologize to customers for the flight delay this caused.'

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