Two American Airlines passenger got into a squabble that turned physical over who would deplane from their flight that had just landed in Phoenix, Arizona.
Clips showed the quick aftermath of the physical altercation that took place as the plane sat in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after the brief flight from Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday.
Multiple people who shared videos noted that they almost missed their connecting flight while waiting for the commotion to settle.
Airplane brawl! #worldstar @WORLDSTAR @americanair @foxnews @phxskyharbor LAX>PHX exiting the plane. Almost missed my connecting flight and had an anxiety attack after witnessing this. pic.twitter.com/L1qFPDOjAV— Annie (@annie_victoria) March 23, 2021
In one clip, passengers on the plane can be heard asking why one woman is fighting with another person. An occasional shove and push can be seen as people try to separate the group.
Profanity and other obscenities can be heard as one woman screams at another to get off the seat as people were falling over during the altercation.
Another quick clip, from further back in the plane, shows people standing in line as they watch the fight.
One woman on the plane, @katebytheocean0 on Twitter, shared that the fight was between two women on the flight who were trying to determine who was getting off first.
American Airlines responded to one of the people who shared a video of the altercation, expressing happiness that passengers were still able to make their connecting flights after the ordeal.
The shocking altercation comes after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced last week that it was extending its unruly-passenger zero-tolerance policy past the initial March 30th date.
‘The policy directs our safety inspectors and attorneys to take strong enforcement action against any passenger who disrupts or threatens the safety of a flight, with penalties ranging from fines to jail time,’ a March 16 press release from FAA Administrator Steve Dickson reads.
‘The number of cases we’re seeing is still far too high, and it tells us urgent action continues to be required.’