Too much weight / too many people to fly?

A friend was flying from San Francisco to Rochester through O’Hare when the flight from Chicago to Rochester was delayed because of winds in Rochester. Then they asked 24 people to accept vouchers, etc. to get off to make the flight safer. Well 23 volunteered and got off. To get the last person they asked the lady that checked in last to get off.

She put up a fight but eventually had to get off. What I don’t get is why there weren’t more volunteers. If the airline is telling me it’s too windy and that a full flight is dangerous I’m probably willing to get off the plane.

Has anyone ever been bumped from a flight not because of overbooking but because of safety reasons?

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