A plane flying from Chongqing to Hong Kong was nearly forced to do an emergency landing after two female passengers got into a physical fight over (yes, again) their seating arrangements.
The dispute was triggered by some passengers who complained about a noisy child in the back, according to the Chongqing Morning News. Passengers in the back then blamed the people in front of them, and from there things escalated.
Two of the female travelers had to be separated and the flight CA433 nearly turned around, back to Chongqing. Upon landing, Hong Kong police were called to the airport to handle the situation.
This marks the fourth instance of what-the-hell-were-you-thinking behavior from Chinese plane passengers in just days. On Sunday, a passenger on a flight from Hangzhou to Chengdu opened the emergency exit of a plane as it was waiting for takeoff because he wanted some ‘fresh air’. On December 12, an Air Asia flight from Bangkok to Nanjing was forced to turn back after a woman poured a boiling cup of instant noodles on a flight attendant and her companion threatened to blow up the plane. Days before that, a passenger deployed the emergency slide on a plane after it landed at the Sanya Phoenix International Airport because he wanted to speed up the disembarking process.