Brawl, Exploding Cell Phone on Flight Leads to Emergency Landing
A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing when a brawl broke out in the air on Wednesday, and a phone reportedly "exploded." It's the latest in a long string of passenger-related incidents to occur on Southwest planes this year.
A flight from Dallas to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday was diverted to Pensacola, Florida to let off two passengers, an unidentified man and a woman traveling together who allegedly got into a scuffle. What triggered the fight is unknown at this time.
The woman began hitting the man with a cell phone, according to reports. A passenger who saw the fight told Local 10 News said that as the woman was hitting him, the phone began to smoke.
"She was beating him with the phone and the phone exploded and caught on fire," said passenger Katie Engleson. "Everyone kind of went crazy and then all of a sudden we see smoke and I heard the words 'fire' and then next to us there was the object literally smoking. It was definitely very, very frightening."
A few passengers …
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