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Chaotic Fight Breaks Out on Southwest Flight

March 07, 2018
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Chaotic Fight Breaks Out on Southwest Flight
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Things turned physical on a Southwest flight on Friday when one passenger started throwing violent punches at several other fliers.

A video posted to Snapchat shows one passenger in a grey hoodie lunging and punching at another man who is standing underneath the plane's overhead bin. That man then falls into his seat after the punch. A man in a neck pillow tries to stand up and intervene, only to be punched several times as well. The man throwing punches is restrained in a choke hold by another passenger at the end of the video.

The flight, which was from Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Los Angeles (LAX), was delayed due to the chaotic scuffle.

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"On March 2, Southwest Airlines flight #8 scheduled Dallas Love to Los Angeles was delayed departing due to an altercation between two passengers," Southwest told The Daily Mail in a statement. "The passengers involved were deplaned and local law enforcement took over from there. The safety and comfort of our Employees and passengers is our top priority.'

The altercation was reportedly over a missed flight connection, the passenger who took the video told The Daily Mail.

Dallas authorities say one person was detained after the incident, according to The Washington Post, but didn't give any other details.

Featured image by Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 landing at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. (Photo by Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com)