Video shows a woman dragged by hair and flight attendants punched during a mass brawl about overhead lockers

Video shows a woman dragged by hair and flight attendants punched during a mass brawl about overhead lockers
A Tunisair flight takes off.JOKER/Hady Khandani/ullstein bild via Getty Images
  • A massive brawl took place on a flight from Turkey to Tunisia, delaying takeoff by five hours.
  • A video of the incident shows a woman being pulled by her hair and punched in the face.
  • The fight broke out after a disagreement over storing baggage in overhead lockers, a witness said.

    Footage captured onboard a Tunisair flight shows a brawl involving numerous passengers shortly before a plane was due for takeoff.

    The incident took place on Saturday, April 10, on the TU216 flight from Istanbul Airport to Tunis Carthage International Airport.

    It is said to have been caused by a dispute over overhead lockers, Business News reported.
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    Bickering turned to violence after passengers refused to pay extra fees to store their baggage, a witness told the website.

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    In the video, several passengers can be heard screaming, pushing each other, and attempting to hit people in the face.
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    Other people on the plane can be heard shouting as the brawl gets progressively more violent.

    At one point, a man drags a woman by her hair and then punches her in the head. Flight attendants from Tunisair can be seen trying to intervene to stop the chaos but get caught up in the mayhem.
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    Crew members were insulted and physically attacked by passengers, a Tunisair spokesperson told Business News.

    "This fight caused a delay of five hours and financial losses were suffered by the company," the spokesperson added.

    An investigation is ongoing, according to multiple reports.
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