A brawl erupted on the Spirit Airlines flight from New Jersey to Puerto Rico.
While speaking with Fox 32 News in Chicago, Zana Shelton, the boy's mother, explained that her son, Cebastian Lewis, suffers from autism and was unable to keep his mask on during a four-hour Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas, Nevada, back to Chicago.
The video begins during the conversation with the passenger—who is unnamed—telling the Spirit Airlines employee that he is wearing a mask.
American Airlines is re-joining several major U.S. air carriers in booking all flights to full capacity beginning July 1, ceasing the coronavirus pandemic precautionary measure of leaving at least one seat open between passengers.
Airlines are following face-covering recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The flights will travel to the U.S. from Colombia, Panama, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Aruba.
The Wednesday morning flight from Chicago to Baltimore was then held back a second time when two more drunk passengers reportedly locked themselves in the plane's bathroom.
Human passengers weren't the only ones aboard a New Jersey-bound Spirit Airlines flight, videos posted to social media show.
"A smell resembling oil presented on-board," officials said. Paramedics who were called to the scene checked 15 people.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy told an FBI agent during an interview that he put his finger in the female passenger's pants and tried to fondle her.
Footage of the incident was captured by another passenger.
After he was revived, the man was wheeled off the plane by paramedics and transported to Metro Detroit Hospital.
A mother and her 2-year-old son were removed from a Spirit Airlines flight after the mom asked for more time to breastfeed her son.