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United Airlines removed a pilot after she went on a rant about her divorce and politics


A United Airlines pilot was removed from a flight in Austin, Texas, after behaving in a way that led passengers to believe she was mentally unstable, a United Airlines spokesman told CNN.

The first thing that alarmed passengers was the fact that the pilot boarded the San Francisco-bound flight wearing street clothes. 

Passengers began expressing concerns when the pilot started discussing her divorce and talking politics over the aircraft's intercom system. 

WATCH  | Here's a clip of the pilot's rant about her divorce and President Trump

Chris Moore, who was aboard the flight, told The Washington Post that at first he thought the pilot was just another passenger. 

Another passenger, Randy Reiss, added that he thought she was just being friendly until she said, "Sorry, I'm late. I'm going through a divorce." 

At that point, Reiss began to tweet about the unfolding situation. 

Reiss added that the pilot touched on politics during her unsettling rant. 

“She’s like ‘I don’t care if you voted for Trump or Clinton. They’re both [expletive],” Reiss wrote on Twitter. 

Just as another passenger started to record the incident, the pilot said, "So I’ll stop, and we’ll fly the airplane. Don't worry. I'm going to let my co-pilot fly it. He's a man." 

After that, Reiss asked the crew to let him off the airplane. Eventually, another pilot was brought on board and the flight took off about two hours later, CNN reports. 

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