As reported by UK-based news agency The Independent, a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Ibiza erupted in a vicious fight in-flight. The fight broke out over the refusal of two male passengers to wear face masks.
We are seeing a lot of unruly passengers and some disturbing videos come out recently involving passengers and airlines. We just saw the man on an Alaska Airlines redeye flight threaten to kill everyone on board. And he was wearing a protective face mask!
That was followed by the almost unbelievable semi-riot in Florida where women who were upset over a delayed flight actually tossed water bottles, phones and food at airline agents. That quickly escalated to an actual physical flight when the women crossed the rope barricades and violently assaulted the agents. Those women who were the attackers were not wearing face masks.
Now, we have a brawl mid-flight. This was bad, the KLM Flight to Ibiza from Amsterdam ended up in a very physical fight between a lot of participating passengers.
Video of the KLM Mid-Flight Fight
The images are disturbing to say the least. They depict a scene where chaos has taken over.
Video footage posted by a passenger shared on social media stated “Panic and violent brawl! Unruly passenger on board KLM flight, he refused to wear face mask”
Although the issue resulted from two men refusing to wear their protective face masks onboard the flight, other passengers can be seen not wearing face masks. Several have their masks pulled below their noses.
It has been reported these were British passengers on their way to a holiday on the island of Ibiza. The island, part of Spain, is located in the Mediterranean and is quite well known as a party destination for many European vacationers.
The fight got very physical. Near the beginning of the clip a man can be seen grabbing the face of one of the men, pulling at his nose and mouth and resulting in obvious bleeding.
Eventually the men are brought to the floor of the aircraft’s aisle. At some point they are restrained with the use of zip ties.
KLM Requires Face Masks During Boarding
KLM released a statement “The pilot informed the local authorities and upon arrival, both passengers were arrested. The flight safety was not compromised during the flight.”
KLM says passengers must wear “mandatory facial protection during boarding and on board.” All airports in the Netherlands (the plane’s point of origin) also require the use of face masks as part of the government’s COVID-19 prevention restrictions.
At a time when Europe is struggling to reopen their borders and make travel possible again, why are we seeing incidents like this? Is it merely a coincidence in which alcohol led to bad judgment which resulted in a fight or is this another indication of everyone’s frustration with the current pandemic situation?
It’s just my opinion, but I believe passengers like these should be banned from flying, at least during this pandemic. We all have enough to deal with right now and have little room for nonsense.
What’s your thought on what is going on?
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