2 female passengers on a flight in Brazil are being beaten (Photo: Twitter)
Following a dispute over sitting in a window seat for a child with special needs, a violent fight broke out between two women on the plane - and the incident quickly turned into a violent fight between two families.
In the end, 15 passengers were taken off the plane.
The incident happened on a plane of the Brazilian airline GOL, on flight 1659 from Salvador to Sao Paulo.
Passengers who witnessed the incident trace the sequence of events and say that the mother of a child with special needs got on the plane and wanted to sit in the seat by the window.
Another passenger, who was already sitting in the window seat, rejected her request.
The boy's mother (one of the sources claims that it was his sister) felt hurt by the way her request was refused, and immediately began to attack the passenger.
And as often happens in situations like this, the incident was recorded and uploaded to social networks.
In the two videos that were taken, you can clearly see the attacking mother (at one point the shirt she is wearing falls off her).
The aircrew broke up between the quarreling people and managed to separate the two families.
At some point in the commotion, the shirt the mother is wearing falls off (photo: screenshot, Twitter)
And what would you do?
Later, one of the flight attendants told the media in Brazil that "I had already closed the doors of the plane, and then I noticed in row 20 the two women hitting each other. I ran there and immediately stood between them. There were five people in one family and ten in the second. The two families started fighting and cursing each other ".
The website Live and Let's Fly reports that although the 15 involved were taken off the plane, no arrests were reported.
Now the question arises, is it acceptable to require a passenger to move from his seat in favor of a family with a child with special needs?
In general, it can be agreed that in this case, the general conduct was definitely unacceptable.
It also seems that the family with the child was the one who started acting violently.
One way or another, you can ask someone to move in such a case, but if they answer in the negative, the other party has no right to be angry (although there are exceptional cases).