Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

United Airlines Flight 1579 sits on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport after flames were reported coming from an engine according to the Federal Aviation Administration in Newark New Jersey US

United Airlines Flight 1579 sits on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport after flames were reported coming from an engine according to the Federal Aviation Administration in Newark New Jersey US

Passengers remained on the plane for less than an hour while the switch happened.

Videos showed angry passengers chanting "lock him up" as the man was escorted away.

In scenes reminiscent of Trump taunting 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton at campaign rallies, videos show people in the terminal at Shanghai Pudong International Airport chanting "charge him" and "lock him up" at the man.

After local law enforcement officers were unable to persuade him to move, passengers were forced to deplane while they dealt with the situation.

The flight finally left Shanghai three hours late.

"I have a seat here!" the man roars. At one point the man dared the United flight crew to handcuff him and drag him off the plane.

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According to the passenger, the man berated some female passengers and crew, right before walking off, calling one passenger "Hillary" and "lesbian".

Flight tracking website Flightaware.com issued an alert that all inbound flights were being held at Newark until at least 11 p.m eastern and advised passengers of 90 minute delays due to taxiway congestion.

United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said air traffic control notified the crew about flames coming from one of the engines of the San Francisco-bound plane.

Witness and passenger, Clark Gredona, said on her Facebook account that the man felt he was allowed to several other seats beside him because he didn't get an upgrade. United thanked its passengers for their patience and its crew for their professionalism throughout the ordeal.

A United Airlines Boeing 777 takes off at San Francisco International Airport's runway 10L.

"Unclear if the guy was eventually arrested, but gossip amongst the passengers is that Chinese police did not want to create an worldwide incident on the plane, so rather than arrest him on the plane, they waited the man to deplane as they had jurisdiction inside of the airport".

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