01 September 2022
The pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight threatened to cancel takeoff after a man on the plane sent a nude photo of himself to other passengers, CNN reports.
The incident happened before the flight from Houston (USA) to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico).
“Here’s the deal, if this goes on while we’re here, I’m going to have to go back to the door and everyone’s going to have to get off. I will contact security and your vacations will be ruined. So I’m going to ask you to stop sending pictures,” the pilot told passengers while being filmed by a passenger in a video posted on TikTok that has been viewed around 2.7 million times.
Passenger Teiglor Marsalis, who took the video, said that she and her friends boarded the plane and then received a notice to take down the photos, BTV reported.
She emphasizes that she rejected the notification, but two of her friends accepted it, after which they obtained the nude photos.
“It was a naked man AirDroping himself to everybody,” says Marsalis.
Another passenger notified the flight attendant about the photos.
“The safety, security and well-being of our passengers and employees is the highest priority of the airline team,” Southwest Airlines said in a statement.
Marsalis added that the pilot was professional and handled the situation very well.
After the pilot’s statement and the flight attendants’ check, the plane took off safely.