happened last Friday on the Salt Lake City-Portland route. The passenger, whose plan failed miserably, now faces up to 20 years in prison
Madness in the American Skies: Last Friday, during a Delta Air Lines flight from Salt Lake City to Portland, a passenger no vax suddenly attempted to open the plane’s emergency hatch. The reason? As later emerged in the investigation, he wanted to attract the attention of those present to be filmed while exposing his views on anti-Covid vaccines in the hope of go viral online. A plan for failed miserably thanks to the prompt intervention of the flight attendants, who after inviting him (unsuccessfully) to let go immobilized avoiding the worst.
Risk 20 years
The man, a 32-year-old named Michael Brandon Demarre, was thus brought down to Kansas City, where the vehicle made a stop just to deliver it to the authorities. They all lied to us! He exclaimed as the officers handcuffed him. Under US law he risks now up to 20 years in prison. Asked by Washington Post regarding the incident, Delta Air Lines commented to have zero tolerance towards unruly customersbecause nothing is more important than the safety of our passengers and staff.
Parade of precedents
As striking as it is, the story represents only the latest of numerous intemperances at high altitudes multiplied in the United States since the start of the pandemic. Think for example that over 70% of the 5,981 reports received in 2021 by the Federal Aviation Administration (the government agency that deals with civil aviation), involved passengers who refused to wear the mandatory mask. Just as happened on the American Airlines flight AA38 Miami-London on January 19, which returned to Florida shortly after take-off due to a traveler’s failure to comply with the measure. If these are the conditions, 2022 will be an equally eventful year.