A European airline is being criticized after a passenger made racist remarks about another passenger that was caught on video. A crew member of the Ryanair flight from Barcelona, Spain, to London intervened, but the flight took off on Friday with the man onboard.
In the footage, a man in a window seat was heard saying he refused to sit next to an elderly woman seated in an aisle seat. The man yelled insults at the woman and called her an “ugly black b—–d” before the flight took off, according to a cell phone video recorded by another passenger.
In a statement Sunday, Ryanair said: “We are aware of this video and have reported this matter to Essex Police.” The airline declined to comment further.