THIS is the shocking moment a brutal mid-air brawl erupted on board a flight leaving passengers screaming in terror.
Two men are seen tussling on the aisle of the Southwest Airlines plane before the bloke in a blazer and baseball cap grips his rival in a headlock.
The two men became embroiled in a brawl on the flight to Phoenix, US[/caption]
Brave bystanders had to pull the pair apart as the altercation continued[/caption]
He rained down blows on the heavily tattooed traveller, who sported a black North Face jacket, and can be heard scoffing: “You a p****, you a p****!”
Cries of “stop it” and “let go of him” can be heard in the explosive clip as the holidaymaker in the blazer desperately clings onto the man.
Passengers were forced to physically get in between the warring duo to prise them away from each other as the drama unfolded.
The man in the blazer then powerfully strikes the inked-up flyer again after bystanders thought they had put a stop to the scrap.
They warned the riled-up bloke: “Do not hit him again! Stay back!”
In another clip from inside the cabin, the blazer-wearing man details his version of events to the entire plane.
A string of passengers had taken to their feet on the aisles as the altercation continued, while cabin crew stood in between the two men.
The man shouts: “I’m telling everybody what happened. He approached me aggressively with my family.
“Don’t play with my family.”
He then points directly at his foe while continuing: “Tell them what happened. Tell them what you did.
“I will sit down in jail for you approaching my family. I will die for my family, so that’s why I beat your a**. No other reason.”
Witnesses said both men were escorted off the plane. Miraculously, the incident did not delay the flight and it arrived as scheduled.
Southwest Airlines said in a statement: “We commend our crew for managing the situation as safety professionals while also ensuring the comfort of other passengers in the cabin.”
The woman who recorded the footage claims the row began after the tattooed man had “bumped into his wife by accident, and he started mouthing off.”
She claimed that the man in the blazer hit the tattooed man “four to five times” before she began recording, Fox News reports.
The Dallas Police Department said no arrests were made.
The flyer said his rival had approached him and his family ‘aggressively’[/caption]
The passenger rained down blows on the heavily tattooed man in shock footage[/caption]