Video footage has emerged of a brawl that broke out on a Southwest Airlines flight on Sunday night. Southwest flight 2530 was flying from Dallas to Burbank, when a fist fight broke out as the plane was arriving. In the video, two men are seen wrestling, and then eventually one of them throws punches. Per ABC7:
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery, while police said the victim suffered a contusion to his left eye, a laceration to his nose and a chipped tooth.
Burbank police identified the suspect as Chaze Mickalo Cable, 37, of Lancaster. He was arrested for assault and battery and held on $50,000 bail.
Here’s the video:
It sure seems like there’s an increase in violence on planes lately. I suppose it’s possible that there’s just increased visibility of these kinds of incidents in the post-Dao era, where everyone films everything. However, I feel like the biggest change has been with people taking videos of customer service interactions, while we’ve long seen take videos of fights on planes.