Merriam-Webster and Oxford seem to suggest that we can offload things, not people, yet "offloading a passenger" is quite prevalent in Philippine English. Is it a phrase that somebody from the inner circle of English speakers would use?
Thanks a lot!
Here are two examples
ABS-CBN News – Melissa Mendez offloaded after 'punching flight attendants'
Daily Mail – American Airlines makes emergency landing to offload vomiting female passenger in Texas amid fears she has Ebola… despite not having been in Africa