Two passengers who started to argue over an empty seat they both wanted erupted in to a full-on brawl with several passengers involved on board a Sichuan Airlines flight on September 7th.
NBC News reports:
‘A passenger sitting several rows in front of the two angry passengers shot the video [below]. It shows the two male passengers just as their argument came to blows. Soon after, friends of both of the passengers joined in the melee, as others can be heard calling on the men to stop fighting.
Later into the minute long video, flight attendants and security are seen breaking up the fight and restoring order on the plane.
A spokesman for the airline told local reporters that the captain considered turning the plane around and returning to Saipan, but decided to continue on to Shanghai once the two men had been separated and were on opposite ends of the plane.’
This hasn’t been the only scuffle involving Chinese flyers. Just a few days later, on Sept. 2, a Swiss Air flight to Beijing was forced to return to Zurich after two Chinese men got into a scuffle because a man got upset when the man in front reclined his seat and wouldn’t put it up.
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