Fight or flight? Southwest Airlines punch-up caught on camera (VIDEO)
This time, a Southwest Airlines plane hosted the bout on Sunday between two passengers. Flight 2530 from Dallas to Oakland made a brief layover in Burbank, California and two the travelers took the opportunity to air their grievances on board.
Southwest Airline fight @ Burbank Airport pic.twitter.com/FvQcgExKyR— Nick Krause (@nickkrause08) May 7, 2017
The unnamed victim sustained minor injuries to his left eye and nose, as well as a chipped tooth, before overpowering his assailant and making a citizen’s arrest, reports ABC News.
The attacker has been named as 37-year-old Chaze Cable, a resident of Lancaster, California.
He was arrested at the gate by airport police and has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery, to which he pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted on both counts.
Cable remains in custody at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles without bail, ABC said, citing jail records.
Southwest praised the response of their staff to the violent incident.
"Our employees are our everyday heroes and are trained to de-escalate conflict while delivering heartfelt hospitality on nearly 4000 flights to nearly the half-million customers who fly Southwest every day," the airline said in a statement.