An incident on Frontier Airlines Flight 2143 has come to light as a video captures two unruly women engaging in a foul-mouthed catfight that resulted in the flight making an emergency landing.
The dramatic footage shows the chaos that unfolded on the flight from Philadelphia to Las Vegas on Tuesday night, with one of the women even getting physical with the crew.
In the video, a woman in a red blouse can be heard shouting expletives at a fellow passenger before being restrained by a flight attendant. She then confronts another crew member while continuing her behavior, leading to further pandemonium in the aisle.
According to reports from passengers, the altercation started when one of the women possibly spilled a drink on a male passenger, prompting another passenger to intervene and ask them to calm down. However, this only seemed to escalate the situation further, and the two women continued their heated exchange.
Even after being separated, the women didn’t cease their profanity-laden argument. In fact, one of them allegedly struck a male passenger as she stormed off to the restroom. The tense atmosphere on the flight left other passengers frustrated, with one heard saying, “Just get your s— together so we can get home.”
As the situation spiraled out of control, the flight crew made the decision to divert the plane to Denver International Airport. The women were then escorted off the aircraft to cheers and applause from other passengers.
Despite the chaos, the Vegas-based Frontier crew was praised for their efforts in handling the disruptive situation. However, the incident caused a delay of approximately one hour.
The identities of the two women involved in the catfight have not been disclosed, and neither were arrested by Denver police. The FBI, too, confirmed that its agents did not respond to the incident in person.
Passenger safety is of utmost importance during air travel, and incidents like these serve as a reminder of the need for passengers to exercise restraint and follow the instructions of flight crews. Acts of aggression and violence can put everyone onboard at risk and may lead to severe consequences.
Frontier Airlines has yet to release an official statement regarding the incident. As authorities investigate the matter further, it remains essential for all passengers to prioritize safety and respect while flying, ensuring a smooth and pleasant journey for everyone onboard.