Detroit Flight to LA Returns to Gate When Woman Won't Wear Mask

September 13, 2020, 12:54 AM by  Allan Lengel

A Delta fight from Detroit to Los Angeles went back to its Metro Airport gate before takeoff Saturday night because a female passenger refused to wear a mask, the airline confirms early Sunday.

"The customer was removed from the plane and the flight departed without incident," about 30 minutes late at 8:56 p.m., spokeswoman Kristin Seay tells Deadline Detroit. "Delta requires masks on every flight for the safety of our customers and crew."

Passengers included the mother of Alexis Wiley, chief of staff for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

Wiley tweeted Satuday night:

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