Flight Attendant Fist Fight Diverts Delta Flight
Photo courtesy of Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines Flight 2598 was forced to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City after two of the flight attendants onboard got into a fist fight.
According to Simon Hradecky of the Aviation Herald, the Delta Boeing 757 was en route from Los Angeles International Airport to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport on Jan. 22 when a fight broke out among the crew members.
The report states two of the female flight attendants began arguing over work issues when the verbal confrontation became physical. As a third attendant tried to break up the other two women, she was also struck and told the captain about the incident.
The captain announced to the passengers that the plane would be making an unscheduled emergency landing at Salt Lake City International Airport to speak with the crew members involved in the incident.
After landing safely and enduring a 75-minute delay, the flight once again took off for its destination in Minneapolis, but all three women involved with the mid-air fight were removed from the plane.
In response to the incident, Delta Air Lines released a statement to passengers onboard the flight, which was obtained by the Aviation Herald, saying, “Some of our team members did not display their best behavior. We expect our flight crew to be nothing but courteous and professional at all times and what you experienced was far from that. I am sorry we didn’t deliver on our brand promise for you today.”
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