Man Describes Videotaping Fists Flying On Plane At Burbank Airport

BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — It wasn’t the plane that was flying, but a pair of fists.  Cell phone video of a fight that erupted on a Southwest  plane that had just landed at Hollywood Burbank Airport Sunday morning.

The flight arrived from Dallas at around 11 a.m.

Michael Krause from Newbury Park heard the commotion and started rolling. He says two men began wrestling and throwing punches. During the scuffle, a woman tried to pull away the man on top off the man she was with.

“Everyone was de-planing then all heck broke loose,” Krause said.

In the video you see a Southwest flight attendant trying to break up the fight but when the man on the bottom suddenly picks up the smaller man, they fall onto the seats in front of them and right on top of the woman and the flight attendant.

The punches continued until other passengers were able to stop the attack.  Burbank Police say one of the men was arrested for assault and battery. It’s unclear what started the fight or if they knew each other. One person was injured but refused treatment and continued on their journey, police said.

Krause showed the video to his son, who posted it on Twitter. The video got a lot of attention and Krause believes the flight attendant deserves some too.

“She was running down the aisle toward danger and then she got trapped. She did a wonderful job, God bless her and I hope she’s OK.”

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