A flight scheduled from Florida to the Twin Cities was delayed by more than an hour because a passenger was not following face mask rules.
Delta Air Lines 1769 was scheduled to leave Tampa International Airport for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 1:26 p.m. central time Monday.
But instead of taking off as planned, the plane had to return to the gate, a spokesperson for Delta Air Lines told Bring Me The News. The reason was a "mask non-compliance issue with a passenger on board."
According to WFLA, the individual and their spouse willingly got off the plane and were booked on another flight.
Federal COVID-19 guidelines currently require travelers on public transportation (such as planes and trains) to wear face coverings.
After a 70-minute delay, flight 1769 landed at MSP Airport.
"We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience," the airline spokesperson said.