AN American Airlines pilot threatened to “dump” MAGA fans in Kansas after they started chanting pro-Trump slogans.
The pilot on Friday’s flight from Washington DC to Phoenix threatened to divert the plane and leave the unruly Trump supporters stranded.
On Wednesday, hundreds of the president’s supporters stormed the US Capitol which disrupted Congress’s session and ultimately leading to five deaths.
Videos taken at the beginning of the flight show people chanting “fight for Trump” and “USA”.
Mindy Robinson, who posted one of the videos and a Trump fan, described the plane as "full of patriots."
Another video shows several people onboard appearing to wear red MAGA caps.
Flight AA 1242 was flying from Reagan National Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor.
The pilot is heard to say: "This is the way it's gonna be… it's a four and a half hour flight to Phoenix.
“We'll put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off – I don't care. We will do that if that's what it takes, so behave, please."
One Twitter user on the flight wrote: "@AmericanAir threatening to 'dump people off' in the middle of Kansas. Unreal."
Kansas is approximately half way between DC and Phoenix.
A spokesman for American told The Sun Online in a statement: “At American, we take the safety of our customers seriously and we value the trust they place in our team to care for them throughout their journey.
“Prior to departure from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), the pilot onboard flight 1242 made an announcement emphasizing the importance of following crew member instructions and complying with mandatory face-covering policies."
The airline said there were no other issues during the flight which left DC on time at 2.41pm local time.
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