Violent Fight Between Passengers Breaks out on Southwest Plane
Southwest has been one of the only US carriers to stay mostly out of the drama that's been plaguing other US carriers over the past few weeks. In fact, we even saw a heartwarming video from one of its pilots. But, that all changed recently on Southwest Flight 2530 from Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Burbank (BUR), which ended in chaos.
Shortly after the flight landed in BUR, three passengers broke out into a fist fight as the plane taxied to the gate. According to the Associated Press, the fight escalated as passengers were deplaning. A brawl broke out between the passengers, with one punching another multiple times. Of course, the incident was recorded on a cell phone and posted online:
A Southwest spokeswoman said that upon the flight's arrival and the fight breaking out, police were called to the scene. The spokeswoman said that one of the passengers was arrested and "another incurred minor injuries that didn't prevent further travel." Flight 2530 was stopping in BUR before continuing on to its final destination of Oakland (OAK).
As of this writing, there's no word on what started the fight between the passengers. According to CNN, Southwest thanked its employees for reacting quickly and preventing the situation from escalating any further.
Among the other airline-related aggressions we've seen over the last few weeks: a Delta pilot slapped a woman, passengers fought on an ANA flight and chaos broke out in the terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) as a result of cancelled Spirit Airlines flights.