Two men arrested after violent fight on Ibiza flight breaks out over face masks

A shocking video shows the moment a bloody fight broke out on a flight to Ibiza after two passengers allegedly refused to wear a face mask.

The brawl happened on a KLM flight from Amsterdam to the Balearic island, according to Spanish and Dutch media.

In the video, although many of the passengers are speaking Dutch, several shouts can be heard in English.

The bare-chested man who is being wrestled to the floor is heard saying “of course” when someone asks him if they want them to stop.

Dutch media outlet Het Parol said everything kicked off when two “drunk” men refused to put face coverings on even though they are compulsory on airlines during the coronavirus crisis.

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The video was posted on social media and on the Twitter site of The Mic High Club Aviation Podcast, which specialises in aviation matters. It has now gone viral.

The podcast’s Twitter account said: “Panic and violent brawl! Unruly passenger on board KLM flight,he refused to wear face mask.”

The distressing clip shows violence break out between passengers, with a man in a white shirt throwing a punch at the bare-chested man at one stage. He’s punched in the face, causing his nose to bleed.

After that, the injured man is on the floor, with one of the passengers kneeling on his back and it looks as if his hands are tied behind him.

While it’s all going on, a man in the background is shouting in Dutch.

“Stop now, there are children here,” he says.



Two men arrested after violent fight on Ibiza flight breaks out over face masks

KLM reportedly said that two men had been annoying other passengers on the flight and were being physically and verbally abusive.

Another also behaved in a “disobedient” way.

The Mic High Club explained that the fight started because the men refused to put face masks on, although there are other passengers seen on the flight also not wearing face coverings, despite the rule.

Both men were arrested when they arrived in Ibiza.

KLM confirmed they were not Dutch but it has not given any other details about their identity or where they are from.

The airline also told Het Parol that the airline’s security had not been breached during the incident.

Comments on the social network criticised the incident and blamed it on too much alcohol, arguing that it shouldn’t be served on flights at all.

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