Fight breaks out on American Airlines plane.
Video footage posted online shows a fight breaking out between passengers on an American Airlines flight as it was waiting to depart at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport.
Flight AA1665 was preparing its departure for Charlotte, North Carolina when the incident took place.
According to reports a female passenger did not follow the airline’s requirement to wear a face-covering onboard, prompting cabin crew to remove her from the flight.
When she refused to leave, another passenger approached the rule-breaker leading to a fist fight.
“Nothing like a morning Fight Club as tempers flared on @AmericanAir LAS-CLT flight today,” Caryn Ross, the video uploader wrote.
Ross hash-tagged her tweet #AAFightClub
A spokesperson for American Airlines told Fox News, “On Monday, a customer on American Airlines Flight 1665 with service from Las Vegas to Charlotte failed to comply with our mandatory face-covering policy after boarding the aircraft prior to departure. In accordance with our policy, the customer was subsequently asked to leave the aircraft and became disruptive, resulting in an altercation with other passengers.”
“American, like other U.S. airlines, began requiring customers to wear a face-covering while onboard aircraft beginning May 11. We have since strengthened our policy to require face coverings be worn at airports and onboard, and announced in June that we may deny future travel for customers who refuse to wear a face-covering for the duration of this requirement.”
— Caryn Ross (@SuperSassyMama) August 17, 2020