Man Kicked Off Of U.S. Airways Flight After Joking About Having Ebola Virus
As threats of the Ebola virus being brought in to the U.S. by ISIS terrorists continue to have Americans on high alert, one U.S. Airways passenger thought it’d be a good idea to joke about being infected….and was rightfully reprimanded.
US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, was held upon landing yesterday after a sneezing passenger joked about having been to Africa.
“I have Ebola, you are all screwed,” the 54-year-old man said, according to the Dominican news site Diario Libre. Fox News reported he also screamed, “I’ve been to Africa!”
The director of operations of the airport in Punta Cana confirmed a medical team boarded the plane in hazmat suits and took the passenger to a separate medical health area, where he was examined and found not to have the lethal disease. The Ministry of Public Health also confirmed the scare was a false alarm.
According to the person who posted the above video, the other passengers were held for 2 hours before they were allowed to disembark.
Of all the things in the world not to joke about right now, being infected with the Ebola virus is definitely at the top of the list. SMH.