K police have appealed for witnesses after a passenger on a European airline made racist remarks about another passenger that were caught on video.
The man had threatened to “push” an elderly black woman onto another seat.
A crew member of the Ryanair flight from Barcelona, Spain, to London intervened, but the flight took off on Friday with at least one passenger wanting the unidentified man who made the remarks to be booted off the flight.
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 hurled insults at the woman and called her an “ugly black bastard” before the flight took off, according to a cell phone video recorded by London-based musician David Lawrence.
Lawrence posted the footage on social media on Friday.
“This incident, which we were made aware of yesterday morning, is believed to have taken place on a plane at Barcelona Airport,” said the police force in charge of the region round London Stansted airport, where the flight landed. Read more