Fight triggers emergency landing of Middle Eastern Airlines flight

Published on : Saturday, January 14, 2017

Middle Eastern AirlinesA certain flight of the Middle Eastern Airlines was forced to go for an emergency landing following the break out of a major fight on board at 35,000 feet. One of the passengers had managed to take a footage on board this flight.


The footage portrays two men squaring up prior to launching into a punch-up.


One of the older passengers were observed to throwing the initial blow. The younger man then retaliated fiercely by hitting him several times in the head. Thereafter, this actually forced the pilot of the flight to make an unplanned landing in Turkey and Istanbul.


Mobile phone footage has showed that the two men were facing off in the aisle surrounded by some passengers.


After the older man had thrown the first punch, the two passengers started grappling in the middle of the plane. During this time, the bystanders and flight attendants made repeated attempts to break them up.


One of the media houses said that the scuffle had taken place on a Wednesday in a flight from the Rafic Hariri International Airport from Beirut.


The passenger who had filmed the crazy fighting scenes was heard laughing to himself, before he exclaimed that the incident was ‘so funny’.


The fight is believed to have commenced when one passenger got into an argument with a flight attendant prior to assaulting her. Another passenger reportedly intervened to defend her and this led to the scuffle.


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