Mid-Flight Fight: 5 Women Brawl on Airplane Over Loud Boom Box

Cellphone video captured a brawl that broke out between passengers aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Baltimore to Los Angeles Wednesday.
Cellphone video captured a brawl that broke out between passengers aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Baltimore to Los Angeles Wednesday.

The two intoxicated women blasted music from a “boom box” on board the Spirit Airlines flight Wednesday morning from Baltimore to Los Angeles. When passengers complained, the loud-music lovers held the boom box in the air.

But what played out so beautifully when John Cusack did it in “Say Anything” hit a sour note in real life high in the skies.

Authorities say five women got into a brawl on Spirit Flight 141 before it landed at Los Angeles International Airport.

Spirit Airlines spokesman Paul Berry said several other customers asked the women to turn down the music, but the women refused. Instead, the women posed a challenging question: “What are you going to do?”

“Then to provoke the other customer they were holding up their boom box in the air, waving it around,” Berry said.

That’s when a second group of passengers approached the two women and a fight started, he said.

LAX police were notified and met the crew when it landed, Officer Rob Pedregon said. The five women involved in what he called the “mutual combat situation” were pulled off the plane, he said.

The FBI was called in to investigate; no one was charged in the fight, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

SOURCE: Veronica Rocha  
The Los Angeles Times