Violent brawl breaks out on Spirit Airlines flight mid-air, crew threatens to land plane in viral videos
A violent fight broke out midflight on a Spirit Airlines plane this week, causing distress to the passengers and setting a prime example of how not to behave on a flight. Soon enough, videos of the violent argument started doing the rounds on social media, going viral with millions of views.
As people watched and shared the video, many, much like the passengers on board, were shocked by the viciousness of the attacks.
What happened that day on the flight?
On May 22, 2021, videos of the massive brawl were posted to social media. It was Twitter user "Chanelle" who shared the video, captioning it, "How you fighting on the plane? MID AIR?!!! MID FUCKING AIR!!!" In no time, the video blew up, and at the time of writing this article, was viewed 2.4 million times, with 25.2K retweets.
How you fighting on the plane? MID AIR?!!! 😳🥴MID FUCKING AIR!!! pic.twitter.com/MW7IElqoGu— Chanelle 💅🏾 (@_Triceeeey) May 22, 2021
In the video, one can see a male flight attendant trying to deescalate the situation. Another flight attendant said if the fighting didn’t stop, the pilot would land the plane. “Ladies and gentlemen, everybody take your seats! We will land this plane right now!” a Spirit Airlines crew member shouted over the intercom.
Soon enough, another video was shared - one that offered a different angle of the brawl.
The people need another angle! pic.twitter.com/ZwPjzGS8bo— Rafi D'Angelo (@RafiDAngelo) May 22, 2021
The two different angles of the same situation tell two different perspectives. In the second video, a man appears to be fighting with two other men and a woman who continuously throw punches at him while shocked passengers watch. From the first video, the man (in a black t-shirt) appears to be just dodging the hits that come his way. While it is unclear what caused the fight or if anyone was arrested, and how or when this situation was resolved, it is safe to say that one doesn't get to witness this every day.
Twitter is shook
No sooner were the two videos shared on social media, than many users started sharing their thoughts. While some laughed and mocked the situation, others were shocked that such a brawl could take place mid-air.
"The flight attendant saying “we will land the plane RIGHT NOW” is giving me “don’t make me stop this car” vibes," one user wrote. Another one wrote, "Imagine being the loser and just having to sit the rest of the flight in defeat hahaha."
A screenshot of the comment section of a Facebook post was also being shared. It apparently offered the back story of what happened through the eyes of someone who was present there. But for those who found it confusing, a user said, "I think the girlfriend snatched the pregnant aunts wig and that’s how it escalated."
Users started pointing out how this video could serve as a warning to some. "I really don’t get why ppl do this shit like these airlines will fuckin block your ass from ever flying again, it’s not worth it!!!" However one added, "Getting blocked is the least of their concerns, everyone involved could be charged with felony interfering with a flight crew, which is a federal crime."
The flight attendant saying “we will land the plane RIGHT NOW” is giving me “don’t make me stop this car” vibes 😂😂— Grammatically Garbage (@Tipakal_kiki) May 22, 2021
Imagine being the loser and just having to sit the rest of the flight in defeat hahaha— L.A. (@LdotAdot) May 22, 2021
I think the girlfriend snatched the pregnant aunts wig and that’s how it escalated— jay jay (@itsjase__) May 23, 2021
I really don’t get why ppl do this shit like these airlines will fuckin block your ass from ever flying again, it’s not worth it!!!— Cam (@amorztow) May 22, 2021
Getting blocked is the least of their concerns, everyone involved could be charged with felony interfering with a flight crew, which is a federal crime— Eagledale (@jigclown) May 22, 2021