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Black Airline Passengers Accused of Being Unruly Claim Racism After Double-Booking Leads to Removal of Seven From Plane


Watch some of the video captured during the incident.

LOS ANGELES (TheBlaze/AP) -- Airport police escorted a man and his girlfriend off a plane after he became upset when his seat was double-booked, and five other passengers were removed when they protested his treatment.

Spirit Airlines is now being accused of racial discrimination.

Watch some of the video captured during the incident via CBS LA:

Officer Rob Pedregon says the incident occurred Monday as Spirit Airlines Flight 868 was boarding at Los Angeles International Airport.

Pedregon says the couple was offered other seats on the same plane to Dallas, but the man remained unruly and police were called. The couple was rebooked on another flight.

Pedregon says five other passengers were asked to leave when they argued with a flight attendant about the couple's treatment.

Passenger Alexandria Wright tells KCBS-TV that she and the others were booted because they are black.

A call seeking comment from Spirit was not immediately returned Tuesday.

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