On Sunday night’s Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Miami, two passengers got into a fight as the aircraft started deplaning – because “the person in front of him was taking too long to get his bags from the overhead bins.”
First the passenger forced to wait an extra few moments “used a racial slur against the second passenger and then punched him.”
According to fellow passenger and hip hop artist Milli Miami, who recorded the incident,
You can see the white man on top of the Black passenger just beating him 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.
Passengers and crew managed to separate the two combatants. However as the first passenger starts to leave, the assailant momentarily starts to go after him before changing his mind.
The second passenger was told to stay behind – but didn’t. Police “walked right past” him. And while the passenger who was slow to retrieve his carry on from the overhead waited to file a police report, he decided “not to press charges.”
According to Frontier Airlines,
Yesterday as a flight from Philadelphia to Miami was deplaning at MIA, a physical altercation broke out among passengers who were towards the back of the aircraft. The flight crew requested law enforcement assistance. All passengers involved were asked to remain on the aircraft however some disregarded the flight crew’s instructions. Ultimately, local law enforcement became involved.
Since the man who was attacked was black, and the man who got away with it white, social media discussion focuses on the racial elements of the incident. Although you might say this is just what happens on a Frontier Airlines flight bound for Miami.