Fight on flight causes plane to turn back to LAX

A fight that broke out on a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco caused the pilot to turn the plane round and head back to LA.

A Southwest airlines plane had to return to LAX after a fight broke out on board.

A Southwest airlines plane had to return to LAX after a fight broke out on board. Image by InSapphoWeTrust / CC BY-SA 2.0

A ‘rapidly escalating’ situation developed after one passenger reclined her seat to the annoyance of the passenger behind who then tried to choke her, according to an eye witness. One person was detained after the unscheduled landing and the FBI are investigating. Read more: usatoday.com

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