Fight breaks out on Air China flight over crying baby

An Air China flight enroute to Hong Kong was almost forced to turn back when a fight broke out between four female passengers.

An Air China flight enroute to Hong Kong was almost forced to turn back when a fight broke out between four female passengers.

The dispute arose on flight CA443, which departed from Chongqing on 9am on Wednesday (Dec 17), after two women were awakened by a baby’s cries and complained to the child’s mother. They aggravated the situation further when they reclined their seats as far as possible causing a scuffle to break out.

The fight was so heated that one of the women hit her head on the overhead locker.

Cabin crew stepped in to separate the women, all believed to be Chinese, and warned that the flight would turn back if they continued fighting. The women were moved to a different seat and the flight landed safely in Hong Kong at around 10.20am.

The brawl is the latest in a series of incidents on board Chinese carriers reported this week.

On Dec 12, a passenger caused panic when he opened the emergency exit and deployed the emergency slide “to get off the plane quicker” after his flight landed at the airport in Hainan.

In a similar incident, a Chinese man opened the emergency exit just before his flight from Hangzhou was due to take off “to get some fresh air”.

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