Airline Passengers Brawl Over Loud Music

Punches were thrown and hair was pulled
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2016 5:20 PM CST
Airline Passengers Brawl Over Loud Music
Still from cellphone video showing a fight breaking out on a flight between Baltimore and Los Angeles on Wednesday.   (Instagram)

Let's be honest, those moments after a plane lands but before it reaches its gate are always a powder keg thanks to cooped-up flyers anxious for freedom. On Wednesday, that powder keg finally exploded with two drunk, music-loving women playing the part of the match, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to CNN, the two women started playing loud music from a boom box or portable speaker while the Spirit Airlines flight from Baltimore was taxiing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport. When fellow passengers asked the women to turn the music down, the women held the boom box over their heads, waved it around, and asked, "What are you going to do?"

The answer to that question was apparently "fisticuffs." KTLA reports cellphone videos (such as this one or this one) show three other women getting into a punch-throwing, hair-pulling melee with the original duo. The fight was broken up without any injuries, but the FBI and police were at the gate to greet all five women, according to CBS Los Angeles. None of the women were arrested or charged for the incident. “I’d be really afraid just because of all the security and all the issues going on right now," one traveler at LAX tells CBS. “A plane is probably the last place you would want to do something like that." (More air travel stories.)

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