JetBlue flight diverted after fight breaks out
A JetBlue flight was diverted from Boston Massachusetts to Fort Lauderdale, Florida earlier today after a fight broke out between two people after someone was caught smoking in the bathroom.
One passenger aboard JetBlue Flight 455 was taken into custody at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina after the plane landed about 5:45 p.m.
A federal Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman said one person was injured in the face by what may have been a punch. She said the fight involved three people who are thought to be related.
According to the airline, there were 88 people and four crew members aboard the jet. The flight had been scheduled to leave Boston at 1 p.m. but did not take off until 3:11 p.m., spokeswoman Alison Eshelman said.
Eyewitnesses said the scuffle was between two brothers, one of whom was angry that his brother had smoked on a plane.
The fight left one man bloody, and the plane was held at the North Carolina airport for two hours.