Manchester to Amsterdam flight descends into chaos

posted on 6th May 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Manchester to Amsterdam flight descends into chaos

Image: Twitter

By Stephen Topping,

Passengers from Manchester Airport have been arrested in Amsterdam after a shocking brawl on-board their flight while others urged them to ‘behave’. Crew on board the KLM flight to the Dutch capital city had to step in to stop a scrap between two ‘unruly’ groups of passengers on Thursday (May 5), the airline says.

In a video which has been widely shared on Twitter, stunned passengers can be heard shouting ‘stop’, ‘behave’ and ‘this is an aircraft’ while a man appears to be beaten. A group of men appear to take turns landing punches on the man while cabin crew members appear shocked and intervene.

At the start of the video, a woman can be seen trying to stop the fight, while at another point a man sitting close to the brawl tries to pull one member of the group away. A woman sat nearby later tries to split the crowd up, shouting ‘that is enough’.

At the end of the clip, the man appears to shout back at the group while being held by a member of staff. KLM says its cabin crew and captain ‘put an end’ to the brawl, before everyone involved was arrested as they arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

A spokesperson for KLM said: “[Yesterday] we had some unruly passengers on our KLM 1070 flight from Manchester to Amsterdam. The captain and cabin crew put an end to a brawl between two groups of passengers.

“All involved were arrested upon arrival at Schiphol Airport. No delay occurred. KLM does not tolerate aggression against employees or passengers. We apologise to our passengers who may have been affected by the incident.”