(Associated Press) Several passengers were removed from a Houston-bound Southwest Airlines plane in Chicago Wednesday after refusing to follow crew instructions, the airline tells Eyewitness News.
Eyewitnesses tell us six to eight men apparently of Middle Eastern descent speaking Arabic wanted to sit together on the plane and were telling other passengers to move. Passengers say it caused a commotion on the flight and made people uneasy. They say the captain decided to remove the men.
Passenger Michael Hust said, "The uneasiness for me sitting behind them that they were just constantly looking around trying to figure out where everyone was sitting and it was kind of like, hey, we are all going to the same place."
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