Edinburgh Airport police called after passenger takes off face mask mid-flight
Police at Edinburgh Airport were asked to intervene after a passenger on a plane from Paris removed their mask mid-flight yesterday.
The Air France flight left Charles de Gaulle Airport at 3:32pm, arriving in Edinburgh at 4:08pm on Sunday afternoon.
It is understood that one of the passengers on board the plane left his seat during the flight without wearing his face mask.
When airline staff asked him to return to his seat and put his mask back on, the man apologised and sat back down.
Once the plane landed, Police Scotland officers stationed at Edinburgh Airport were asked by the captain to remind the passenger of the guidance around wearing face coverings.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 4pm on Sunday, 28 June, 2020 officers were asked to assist airline staff at Edinburgh Airport.
“They attended, advice was given to a passenger and no arrests were made."
A Message from the Editor
Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.
Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the highest standards in the world. The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers and consequently the advertising that we receive. We are now more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news by buying a copy of our newspaper.
Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.