A woman pilot was removed from a flight from Austin after she started “ranting” to the passengers about her divorce and then proceeded to complain about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
United Airlines confirmed a pilot on a flight from Austin to San Francisco was removed from a plane on Saturday evening.
United flight 455 was scheduled to depart Austin’s Bergstrom airport just after 5 pm. Austin police also confirmed Saturday evening that the pilot was removed from the plane.
In a statement, United Airlines said, “We hold our employees to the highest standards and replaced this pilot with a new one to operate the flight, which we expect will depart shortly. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience”.
A passenger on the flight said the pilot, who was not in uniform, “started to rant to the passengers” over the plane’s intercom, KXAN reported.
According to the passenger, the pilot “first complained of her divorce, and then proceeded to complain about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton”. According to FlightAware, the plane departed ABIA approximately two hours late.