‘Why aren’t you doing anything?’ -- Flight to Michigan makes emergency landing after bloody fight

DETROIT – A Macomb County woman said she was in shock when a fight broke out as she was flying back home Thursday.

She and her children returned home from a family commitment in Los Angeles, but that wasn’t the worst part of the trip -- a large brawl broke out on board.

“We were in shock, really. We couldn’t believe it was happening,” she said. "It was really scary. I had my kids with me and everybody was like, ‘Oh my God.’”

What started as an argument between passengers, she said, turned into an assault. A passenger said other passengers were being too loud when he was trying to sleep and he was beaten bloody.

She said passengers were urging Spirit employees to help.

“'Everyone was like, ‘Why aren’t you doing anything?’ They were like, ‘We don’t get paid enough to deal with this,’” she recalled.

The pilots made an emergency landing in Des Moines, Iowa for two hours.

She said the culprits changed out of their bloody clothes when the plane landed.


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