A viral video shows a couple being asked to get off a flight before take-off for not complying with the mandatory mask requirement and arguing with the flight attendants over it.

This happened on a JetBlue aircraft that was set to fly from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to San Diego, California on Wednesday.

The video, which was captured by a fellow passenger, shows the dispute between a man and flight attendants at the front of the aircraft. The man shouts, "You gave me one f***ing warning. I pulled (the mask) up the second he said something. The second he said something I pulled it over my nose."

Then a woman, who pulls down her mask while talking to fellow passengers, threatens to sue the airline. Eventually, the couple got off the plane, which made others applaud and cheer. The incident happened while the plane was fully boarded, and the flight was reportedly delayed by approximately three hours, according to Fox 26 Houston.

The airline issued a statement saying that the two travelers had been asked "multiple times but would not comply with the federal mask mandate" and apologize to other passengers on the plane who witnessed it.

According to the statement, one of the passengers became physically and verbally aggressive toward crew members before exiting the plane. The two won't be allowed to fly JetBlue in the future, read the statement. The airline said that its staff members are trained to deal with passengers who do not follow their policies. For the airline, the safety of each passenger and crew member is their first priority.

People have been asked to wear a face mask amid the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Similar incidents have happened in the past as well in which airlines passengers have engaged in arguments with their fellow travelers and flight attendants.

Last month, a man was taped to the seat of a Frontier Airlines plane after he allegedly hit a male flight attendant and inappropriately touched two female crew members, reported Fox News. Recently, an aggressive passenger flying to Salt Lake City from Los Angeles was issued a citation for public intoxication after he was heard shouting "Joe Biden, really?" on the plane.

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JetBlue Airways Airbus A321-231 takes off from Los Angeles international Airport on November 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

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