Terrifying moment brawl breaks out as plane begins descending leaving passengers feeling like they were ‘going to die’

THIS is the moment a pilot was forced to turn a plane around and land after a “terrifying” brawl broke out mid-air.

Shocking footage shows two men battering each other as multiple passengers attempt to pull them apart.

Footage shows the two men punching each otherThe pilot was forced to turn the plane back

The Jetstar flight in Australia from Melbourne to Brisbane had been in the air for just 24 minutes when the fistfight broke out on Tuesday night.

A clip shows two men repeatedly punching each other – leaving other passengers feeling “unnerved”.

One traveller, who described the brawl as “absolutely terrifying”, said they felt like they were “going to die”.

They told 9News: “There was a commotion, there was yelling, people started standing up, it went on for a couple of minutes.

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“One gentleman was then escorted to the rear of the aircraft, he had blood on his face.

“We didn’t hear anything else, we had no information.”

The passengers said the plane then suddenly started descending “without warning” as the captain carried out a priority landing.

They added: “We didn’t know what was happening.”

The pilot turned the plane around and returned the jet to Melbourne airport.

Cops were waiting for the flight, and the two men were removed from the plane.

According to witnesses, one of the men involved in the scrap was behaving aggressively before he boarded.

One passenger said: “The guy was aggressive before he got on the plane and we thought surely they won’t let him on the aircraft.

The flight took off for Brisbane shortly after the two men were removed.

Police have not made any arrests.

A Jetstar spokesman said the airline has a “zero tolerance for disruptive and abusive behaviour”.

They added: “The safety of our passengers and our crew is always our first priority and we thank our customers for their patience.

It comes after a Brit was caught on camera brawling with terrified easyJet passengers – forcing the pilot to divert the flight.

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The rampage erupted on a flight heading to Paphos, Cyprus, from London – with the man allegedly fighting passengers and crew in a drunken meltdown.

The disturbance caused the plane to divert to the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece.


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