Violence erupts on Southwest Airlines flight

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Violence erupted on a Southwest Airlines flight Sunday, in the latest chaotic scene involving airline passengers to emerge on social media.

A fight broke out between two passengers as they were deplaning a Southwest flight from Dallas to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif., on Sunday night, NBC Los Angeles reported.

One of the passengers, identified as 37-year-old Chaze Mickalo Cable, accused a woman seated behind him of “messing with his chair,” then allegedly sucker-punched the male passenger who was with her. 

{mosads}Video was posted on social media of the ugly fight that ensued. A flight attendant attempted to break up the brawling customers, but she lost her footing and fell underneath the two men in a pile.

A woman can be heard screaming on the video, “What’s wrong with you? Get off!”

Cable was arrested on suspicion of battery by local police, according to NBC, while the other unidentified passenger suffered a contusion, small cut, swollen eye and a chipped tooth.

“We’re grateful to our employees who quickly reacted to break up a fight involving three customers,” a Southwest Airlines spokeswoman said. “Our Employees are our everyday heroes and are trained to de-escalate conflict while delivering heartfelt hospitality.”

The incident comes the same week that a passenger brawl broke out at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Monday as angry Spirit Airlines travelers faced massive delays and flight cancellations. 

Tensions between travelers and airlines have been especially heightened since a passenger was violently dragged off a United flight last month to make room for airline employees.


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