Video shows brawl on plane over mask wearing

Marco Green
August 3, 2020

Alcohol consumption and defying mandatory mask-wearing rules led to a brawl aboard an Ibiza-bound flight this past Friday.

"Two unruly passengers refused to wear their face masks, and they were bothering their fellow passengers physically and verbally", a KLM spokesperson said.

A video of the resulting fight was posted on Twitter.

Passengers came to the rescue during the fight, retaining the two troublemakers until landing on Ibiza.

Dutch media outlets have noted that the passengers involved had been drinking and neither of the two arrested were believed to have Dutch citizenship.The video of the incident shows many involved speaking in English. We strongly advise you wear a mask at the rest of the airport as well'.

KLM said passengers were checked for masks on boarding and said staff issued reminders during the flight.

According to an eye witness, the passenger started causing trouble shortly before the plane was due to land. The witness told AT5: "the man was nearly at the front of the plane, and because no one responded to his provocations, he went on to hit a fellow passenger". In the end, it took five or six other passengers to tackle the bare-chested man to the ground. "Two arrests were made". At no point was the flight in peril, with the KLM spokesperson adding, "the pilot informed the local authorities and upon arrival, both passengers were arrested".

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