By now, it's likely getting hard to keep up with all the aircraft incidents that have taken place in recent weeks.
The newest report comes from a JetBlue aircraft, where the Burke family from New Jersey was on a surprise trip from New York to Las Vegas to celebrate Minta Burke’s 40th birthday, ABC 7 writes.
Minta was traveling with her husband, Cameron, and their two young children.
However, before the family members could get to Las Vegas, they found themselves in tears after being kicked off the plane for bringing a birthday cake on board.
According to USA Today, cakes are allowed on planes if TSA officials inspect them.
JetBlue explained the family got the boot after the cake was deemed a security risk, allegedly causing Minta to become outraged with the flight crew, notes ABC 7.
According to a statement issued by JetBlue, Minta proceeded to yell and curse at the crew:
“(The customer) refused multiple requests from the crew to remove the items, became agitated, cursed and yelled at the crew, and made false accusations about a crew member's fitness to fly.”
Since the statement was released, a video of the incident shows what many believe to paint a very different picture.
The video uploaded to Twitter shows an officer confronting the family, where the children appear to be crying and the mother is responding calmly and compliantly.
During an interview with ABC 7, Minta said:
“We were just so happy. Couldn't wait to get to Las Vegas, and all of a sudden this occurred, and my two children are screaming, crying. They're confused not knowing what's going on — they were traumatized.”
Cameron explained her side of the story to the New York Daily News:
“A flight attendant nicely asked me to remove the cake from that compartment, so I moved it to another one. She then asked me to move it to underneath the seat in front of me, I did.”
Cameron added the situation took a dire turn when a second crew member confronted the family about the birthday cake:
“You know, you could see the gestures — then she was pointing to her, did you tell him he couldn't put anything in the overhead compartment? I had approached them, and I said everything was fine, and she said, 'sir, this does not involve you. When she told me I had been non-compliant, then I said 'ma'am, had you been drinking?' because her behavior was not normal.”
It was here that an officer was brought on the plane at John F. Kennedy Airport.
According to BroBible, the officer deemed the family members a non-risk — despite this, JetBlue insisted they be removed from the flight.
Once back in the terminal, they were immediately issued a full refund, leaving them both confused and frustrated.
Cameron has since said he is filing a lawsuit against JetBlue. BroBible states:
“I want the flight attendant fired, she has no business serving the public. I hope JetBlue will retrain their staff and recreate the culture I once loved.”
The family was unable to get another flight until the following day, which left out of Newark, New Jersey.