Mid-air passenger fight forces Swiss plane to return

September 4th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS  

Geneva, Sep 4 (IANS) A Swiss International Airlines plane from Zurich to Beijing was forced to return Sunday after two Chinese passengers fought above Moscow, a company spokesperson said Monday.

The fight between the two passengers occurred when the flight LX196 — a direct flight from Zurich to Beijing — flew above the east of Moscow, more than six hours after its take-off, spokesperson Myriam Ziesack told Xinhua.

Ziesack said the crew succeeded in separating the two, but the captain decided to turn back, due to concerns that the fight could start again or be escalated.

Neither the crew nor any other passenger suffered injuries due to the incident, she said.

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