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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A woman from New York says she and four other passengers were “unfairly ejected” from a SkyWest/Delta Connection flight Saturday in Fort Wayne.

Robyn Rodgers said on Instagram that a flight attendant “rudely” told her to put her phone in airplane mode and “menacingly” stood over her to make sure that she complied. 

Rodgers says she told the flight attendant, “I know how to turn on airplane mode, you don’t have to stand over me.”

That’s when Rodgers says the flight attendant told her, “If you’re gonna act like that, we can go back to the gate and you can get off.”

The woman says she asked the flight attendant what she could do to fix the situation, and the flight attendant told her to comply.

At that point, Rodgers says, several other passengers came to her defense.

When the plane returned to the gate, Rodgers and four other passengers — including a child — were removed from the flight.


The airline says it is reviewing the incident.

Fort Wayne International Airport has declined to comment.

(Photo by Al Seib/Getty via LA Times.)