A scuffle broke out on a Frontier Airlines plane at Miami International Airport on Sunday night because a passenger allegedly took too long to remove his luggage from the overhead compartment while passengers behind him waited to disembark.
Frontier Airlines Flight 2293 had arrived in Miami from Philadelphia around 9 p.m. Sunday when a scuffle broke out between two male passengers, apparently because one of them was too anxious to get off the plane.
Kiera Pierre Louis, who goes by Instagram as Milli Miami, recorded the brawl and uploaded a video of the chaotic scenes to the social media platform shortly after. She claims the impatient white passenger called the black passenger blocking the aisle the n word before punching him in the face.
“You can see the white man above the black passenger beating him right between the seats. The flight attendant got involved. The white man’s wife got involved. His son, I believe, and his son’s girlfriend – everyone was just involved, ”Louis told the local news station. Local 10.
Flight attendants joined the fray in an attempt to separate the two men while other passengers also got involved and ultimately broke off the fight.
Frontier Airlines said flight attendants ordered the two men to stay on the plane, but the white man left. Police were called and Miami-Dade Police attended the scene. Although the victim filed a report, he chose not to press charges, according to a police spokesperson.
In a statement, Frontier Airlines said a “physical altercation broke out between passengers who were in the rear of the plane. The flight crew called for help from law enforcement.
“All the passengers involved were urged to stay on the plane, but some ignored the flight crew’s instructions. In the end, local law enforcement became involved.”
On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said unruly passenger incidents rose 500% from 2019, when passenger numbers were similar but still above current levels.
Video credit: Instagram / @milli_miami
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