CAUGHT ON CAMERA Argument over face mask turns into scuffle on airline flight
An argument over a face mask turned into a full-blown fight on board a flight in Mesa, Arizona.
It happened on an allegiant airplane that was getting ready to take off for Provo, Utah, on Saturday.
When Rylie Lansford boarded a plane in Mesa, Arizona yesterday, headed to Provo, she expected a pretty typical flight.
A typical flight that included wearing a mask.
What she didn't expect was this.
A fight broke out on that allegiant flight, after a passenger sitting in the row behind Rylie, argued with the flight attendant over wearing a face mask.
He was wearing a face shield, but according to allegiant's policy "face shields may be worn in addition to a face covering, but not as an alternative."
Rylie says another passenger sitting next to her turned around and started heckling
Eventually, the flight attendant attempts to escort the passenger who wouldn't wear a mask, off the plane.
But the guy next to Rylie continued to egg him on.
Rylie Lansford, witness:
The fight was broken up after about 30 seconds.
Rylie hopes her next flight won't be quite as eventful.
The passenger who refused to wear a mask was later escorted off the plane.
The other man involved in the incident was allowed to stay.