Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Unruly behaviour and fights by air passengers are getting frequent these days. Recently, several videos have stormed the internet in which passengers are seen indulging in fights on board. Even an instance of employees of IndiGo airline picking up a fight with a passenger went viral. 

Recently, another such video has surfaced on social media in which two women can be seen fighting furiously inside an international flight. 

As seen in the video, one woman in a black dress is yelling at someone while looking behind her seat. On the other hand, the screaming voice of another woman is also audible from behind. While continuing her shout, the woman in the black dress steps out and moves behind her seat. 

Suddenly, she is pushed behind by another woman. The second woman in a white dress hits the other strongly. Strong fist blows from the second woman tosses the mobile phone of the first woman in the air. Even another woman joins the woman in white dress and both of them start hitting the first woman furiously. 

Later some co-passengers intervene and separate the trio.

The video shared on Twitter by Bahar Ke Kalesh has been viewed over 3.4 million times.
Though the passengers seemed to be foreign nationals and the incident took on an international flight, such instances certainly raises concern among air passengers.

Following similar instances, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday asked the head of operations of all the airlines to sensitise their pilots, cabin crew, and director-in-flight services on the topic of handling unruly air passengers using appropriate means.