The fracas, the latest in a string of including one earlier this week which saw a Thai AirAsia flight attendant scalded with hot water and noodles erupted when four women seated in two adjacent seat rows came to blows after one of the women’s babies began to cry.
Pursuant to the child’s relentless crying one of the women took to complaining to the 27 year old mother, Chan Juang Sung who in turn took exception at the allegations of disruption thrown at her.
As the situation escalated, the two complaining women reclined their seats fully backwards, serving to aggravate matters further.
From there a scuffle ensued, with one of the women hitting on her head on the overhead locker, until cabin crew managed to step in and separate the women.
One passenger Xiong Wan, 45, who would witness the confrontation would tell: ‘I was sitting right next to them when they started telling the woman to shut the baby up.
‘She started shouting back at them and before I knew what was happening she leant over the seat and punched one of them.
‘They then started hitting her and all hell broke loose.
‘They were fighting, the baby was now screaming and other passengers were shouting. It was like some bizarre film.’
Fortunately the flight was only a short one and all four women involved would be interviewed by Hong Kong police upon landing.
Offered Air China spokesman Daio Weimin: ‘Passengers cannot behave like this.
‘Each and everyone must adhere to aviation laws to ensure a safe and comfortable flight for all.’
The case would once again underscore questions of proprietary and good conduct/expectation amongst Chinese travelers who have increasingly come to leave fellow travelers shocked with their audacious behavior…