Rude, sexist passenger tossed out of plane by female pilot

May 23, 2012, 15:23 IST | Agencies

A Brazilian airline says one of its female pilots tossed a passenger off a flight because he was making sexist comments about women flying planes

According to an official statement released by the airlines, the pilot ejected him before takeoff as he made loud, offensive and sexist comments upon learning the pilot was a woman.

The passenger involved in the incident has not been identified. He was met by police at the plane and escorted out of the Belo Horizonte airport.

Police at the airport have not responded to calls and it isn't known if the man has been charged with anything.

The jet continued on after a one-hour delay.

The airlines further maintained that it won't tolerate disparaging remarks made about any of the 1,400 women working for the airline. 

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