Unruly passengers force Southwest Airlines flight to return to base

Published on : Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Southwest AirlinesAccording to a statement by the Southwest Airlines a flight en route to Chicago was forced to return to Austin after a fight broke out between two passengers.

Police met the flight at the gate and escorted two men off the plane. Austin police said Wednesday that one man was arrested.

Southwest spokeswoman Rachel Barry says Flight 3590 had departed Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Tuesday and was in the air for about an hour when the confrontation occurred.

Passengers told Austin media that they saw one man punch another. It’s not clear what prompted the altercation or if anyone was hurt.

Barry says the plane carrying 143 passengers left Austin later Tuesday and arrived in Chicago about three-and-a-half-hours late.


One Response to Unruly passengers force Southwest Airlines flight to return to base

  1. Christel says:

    They should be barred from flying – any carrier. This may make the next idiot think before fighting on a plane.

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