Fist Fight Fracas On Flight 990

Fist Fight Fracas On Flight 990

Washington Grove : MD : USA | May 31, 2011 at 11:48 PM PDT
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A mid-flight fracas and fistfight which began over a reclined seat caused F-16 fighter jets to escort a plane back to Washington-Dulles International Airport just after midnight Sunday. The Boeing 767, carrying 144 passengers, was forced to dump fuel as a safety precaution to lighten it's weight upon landing.

Laura Brown, the Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said Flight 990 bound for Accra, Ghana, was forced to turn around and return to Chantilly Virginia, after a fistfight in the cabin, according to Business Wall Street Journal.

Shortly after take-off the fight broke out when a passenger reclined his seat and the passenger behind objected.

The F-16's were scrambled from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland according to US government officials.

MichelleDevlin is based in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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