Chaos erupted aboard a Southwest Airlines plane in Dallas when one passenger punched another in an attack captured on viral video.
Travelers bound for Phoenix were boarding Flight 117 at Love Field when a man accidentally collided with another passenger’s wife, who was defended by her husband.
They both then started hitting each other and punched and kicked each other.
A few minutes earlier in the departure gate area, a tattooed man allegedly accidentally collided with the wife of his eventual attacker,
Other travelers joined the fight to break up before both men were removed from the plane. SWA acknowledged that the incident had occurred but declined to provide further details.
“Nothing to share except that our flight crews are well trained in de-escalation and we commend them for handling the situation and ensuring the safety and comfort of other passengers in the cabin,” the company said.
The stricken man did not want to get off the plane, but ground staff insisted he leave for medical treatment.
Someone approached the victim and said, ‘Sir, you have to get off the plane, you need medical attention,'” Johnson said. “He said, ‘I can’t, I have to go to work.’ But he got off. . His face was swollen like a baseball, he was in really bad shape.”
A Dallas police representative confirmed that officers boarded the plane, but declined to comment further.
No arrests were made.
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