Huge brawl erupts over crying baby in the middle of flight to Hong Kong
A dramatic airplane brawl nearly forced a flight to make an emergency landing.
On Thursday, a crying baby sparked a chain of events that almost landed Air China Flight 433. According to the Daily Mail, two female passenger turned around and complained to a mother that her crying infant was making too much noise. The mother, Chan Juan Sung, shouted back prompting the two passengers to recline their seats all the way back -- taking away the mother's limited personal space.
A witness said, "I was sitting right next to them when they started telling the woman to shut the baby up. She started shouting back at them, and before I knew what was happening she leant over the seat, and punched one of them... They were fighting, the baby was now screaming and other passengers were shouting."
The pilot reportedly threatened to land the plane, but according to FlightAware, Air China Flight 433 landed on time in Hong Kong. While Hong Kong police are said to have intervened, it's unclear if they made any arrests.
This is just the latest in a long series of embarrassing mid-flight incidents. Back in September, the president of China told the country they need to improve their behavior when traveling.
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