Chicago-bound United plane turns back to airport when flight attendants fight By Cliff (originally posted to Flickr as United Airlines) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Chicago-bound United plane turns back to airport when flight attendants fight


Fight Between Flight Attendants Forces Flight To Return To N.C.

A fight between two United Airline flight attendants caused the airplane to return to Raleigh/Durham shortly after takeoff, according to reports.

The flight was scheduled to fly to Chicago but was back in Raleigh/Durham about 40 minutes after it took off.

Mindy Hamlin, RDU spokeswoman, says that the disagreement between the two flight attendants started earlier in the day and escalated in the sky when the two bumped into each other.

“Our law enforcement team was notified by the tower that the captain had requested law enforcement to meet the aircraft. The aircraft had gotten about 50 miles out when he reported a possible assault on the aircraft.”

According to reports no punches were thrown and there was not physical altercation between the two flight attendants. The captain decided that the argument was severe enough to turn the flight around.

No arrests have been made.