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Posted: February 01, 2016

Mid-air brawl forces Delta plane to make an unscheduled stop

KIRO - Seattle

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A clash between two female flight attendants led to flying fists Friday, forcing a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to make an unscheduled landing in Salt Lake City.

The plane was originally en route to Minneapolis.

According to the Aviation Herald, the fight stemmed from a disagreement over “work issues”.

The captain decided to land after a third attendant was struck in an attempt to break up the fight.

The airline has issued a letter of apology to passengers following the brawl, stating that “some of our team members did not display their best behavior. We expect our flight crew to be nothing but courteous and professional at all times and what you experienced was far from that. I am sorry we didn’t’ deliver on our brand promise for you today.”

The flight was grounded for about 80 minutes. The flight successfully landed in Minneapolis with a delay of 75 minutes.

Delta later apologized in a statement.

"Delta apologizes to those customers who were inconvenienced after Flight 2598 from Los Angeles to Minneapolis-St. Paul made an unscheduled stop in Salt Lake City following an altercation involving two flight attendants on board," the airline told  KMSP. "The actions of these crew members in no way reflect the values and professionalism we expect from all of our employees. We strive to ensure that every customer has a great experience with Delta, (and) we regret that our customers’ experience did not live up to our expectations."

Read more at The Aviation Herald.


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