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WATCH: Fistfight erupts between two passengers on American Airlines flight

Aviation Updates Philippines – Two female passengers on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix were reportedly involved in a fistfight following an argument over who gets to deplane first.


The incident took place on March 21 shortly after flight AA2275 landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at around 6:28 PM.

A passenger named Annie Victoria Reso took a video of the commotion from her seat and posted it on her Instagram account.
 
Reso later told The Arizona Republic that the two passengers involved had a misunderstanding over their seat assignments before the plane took off from Los Angeles. However, the physical altercation appears to have been due to an argument over who would deplane first.

Another video of the incident was posted on Twitter by a passenger with the Twitter handle @katebytheocean0. 


"American received a report of an alleged altercation between two customers while waiting to deplane from Flight 2275 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Phoenix (PHX)," an American Airlines spokesperson said in a statement.

There were no reported injuries among the flight's passengers and crew.

This incident comes just a few days after a massive brawl broke out at the American Airlines terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.

According to local news outlet WSVN, the fight occurred after some passengers of a Chicago-bound flight were kicked off the plane for refusing to wear masks, causing a flight delay. The altercation, which was captured on video, involved the anti-mask passengers and the flight's other passengers who were frustrated by the delay. Police officers intervened at the scene, but no arrests were made.

Last week, Shenzhen-based carrier Donghai Airlines was penalized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) after two male crew members — a pilot and a flight attendant — were involved in a fistfight on a domestic flight from Nantong to Xian on February 20. Both men, who walked away from the incident with serious physical injuries, have been permanently barred from working for the airline.



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