Apparent impatience on a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia led to an argument that turned violent at Miami International Airport as passengers were deplaning on Sunday night.
A woman, who recorded the incident on her cell phone said one passenger became upset because he felt that person in front of him was wasting too much time getting his bags from the overhead bins.
She said the first passenger yelled a racial slur at the second passenger and then followed it up with a punch.
Kiera Pierre Louis, who goes by her hip hop name Milli Miami, and recorded the incident on her cell phone said, “I couldn’t believe what was going on.”
She described what she saw and what she caught on video: “You can see the white man on top of the Black passenger just beating him between the seats. The flight attendant got involved. The white man’s wife got involved. His son, I believe, and his son’s girlfriend — everyone was just involved.”
These Fights Continue to Break Out at Miami Airport
Joe Cortez of Flyertalk summed it up best...these fights are a continuing alarming trend out of Miami:
The fight is the third caught on tape in four months at Miami International Airport, continuing a disturbing trend at the terminal. In April 2021, a group started a brawl at an American Airlines gate when there were not enough standby seats to accommodate all the flyers. Less than one month later, another pair were caught on camera fighting in the ticketing area. In the second scuffle, no arrests were made.
Frontier Airlines issued a statement to Local 10 News regarding the incident:
“Yesterday as a flight from Philadelphia to Miami was deplaning at MIA, a physical altercation broke out among passengers who were towards the back of the aircraft. The flight crew requested law enforcement assistance. All passengers involved were asked to remain on the aircraft however some disregarded the flight crew’s instructions. Ultimately, local law enforcement became involved.”
According to reports, no arrests were made.
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