Last updated: 05:36 PM ET, Thu March 10 2016

Spirit Airlines Passengers Involved in Brawl Over Boom Box

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | March 10, 2016

Spirit Airlines Passengers Involved in Brawl Over Boom Box

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On Wednesday, five women were allegedly involved in a brawl on a Spirit Airlines flight that resulted from a boom box being played too loud.

According to, the Spirit Airlines flight was en route to Los Angeles International Airport from Baltimore–Washington International Airport when two intoxicated women began playing loud music on a boom box.

A Spirit Airlines spokesman told local media that the women were told to turn down the music, but they reportedly responded with, “What are you going to do?” At that moment, the drunken women held up the radio in defiance, drawing the ire of other passengers.

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Another group of people on the plane confronted the drunken women, and that’s when the fight broke out. The flight crew did their best to ease the situation, but the captain radioed for police to meet the plane when it lands.

After landing safely at LAX, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller released a statement saying all of the women involved in the incident were taken off the plane by police. Federal officials were called in to help investigate the situation, but none of the passengers involved have been formally charged.


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