Company fires employee for bad behavior on Delta Flight – Boston 25 News
OMAHA, Neb. – An Omaha company announced that it fired one of its employees for misbehaving on a recent airline flight and allegedly using racial slurs.
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Passengers on the Delta Airlines flight from Eppley Airfield in New York say there was a group of passengers on board who had been drinking before boarding and then continued to make noise from behind from the plane, The Omaha World Herald reported. Several people in the group wore masks with the Buildertrend company logo.
Witnesses said KETV that several people, some of whom appeared to be inebriated, were making noise and refusing to wear masks on board the plane. According to a witness, someone shouted the N-word at a flight attendant while protesting the mask requirement, KETV reported.
In one declaration, Buildertrend CEO Dan Houghton said, “Buildertrend shares the frustration, disgust and concern that many have expressed following this incident. This behavior does not reflect our values that we hold as a company. We sincerely apologize to the passengers and employees of Delta Air Lines; to our employees and customers; our business and philanthropic partners; and the communities we serve. The statement also said that an employee was terminated following the incident.
Delta crew returned to the terminal after taxiing for takeoff, and all passengers had to disembark while they investigate the incident, KETV reported.
Eppley Police Chief Tim Conahan said The Omaha World Herald Delta officials said they removed four people from the group from the flight and no charges have been filed.
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