The ugly fight that broke out on the Thai Smile Airways flight from Bangkok to Kolkata has finally reached the notice of the authorities. After initially saying that the case is out of jurisdiction as it took place in Thailand, Indian aviation authorities have filed a complaint against those involved.
With regard to the scuffle between passengers on board a @ThaiSmileAirway flight, a police complaint has been filed against those involved. Such behaviour is unacceptable.— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) December 29, 2022
#UPDATE | Thai Smile Airways has submitted the flight disturbance incident report of a fight on the flight on December 26 to the Indian Aviation Authority of India and said that passenger 37C refused to follow safety rules.— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2022
DailyMail reported Thai Smile Airways' statement:
What happened? On December 26, a heated argument between two Indian men turned into a fistfight between several passengers on board a Thai Smile flight from Bangkok to Kolkata.
बैंकॉक-भारत के बीच उड़ान भरने वाली Thai Smile Airway की फ्लाइट में यात्रियों के बीच हुई भिड़ंत।— Kaushik Kanthecha (@Kaushikdd) December 28, 2022
"फलाइट में फाइट"
यात्रियों के बीच मारपीट, वीडियो वायरल, विडियो कबका है उसकी पुष्टि नही हो पाई। pic.twitter.com/V1jAikIQS7
Flight rage incidents seem to be on the rise. Just recently, a heated argument broke out between a passenger and a flight attendant on an IndiGo flight after the former referred to flight attendants as 'servants'.