That’s why it’s a bad idea to bring phones into an argument in an airplane.
A flight from Texas had to divert to Florida due to two troubled passengers on the plane. While some initial reports may have indicated that there was a fire on the flight, they were inaccurate.
The incident occurred on a Southwest Airlines flight that ran out of Dallas Love Field in Texas on Wednesday afternoon, WEAR TV reports. According to the news committee, two passengers traveling together got into a dispute with each other.
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During the dispute, one of the passenger’s mobile phones was damaged and reportedly started smoldering. However, flight attendants were able to place the phone in a battery containment bag.
The flight was diverted to Pensacola International Airport, where it reportedly landed around 4 in the afternoon.
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A spokesman for Southwest Airlines confirmed to Fox News that the flight was diverted because of the two unruly passengers, not because of the smoldering cell phone.
According to WEAR TV, local officials initially reported that there was a fire in the cockpit of the plane, but this was inaccurate.
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In a statement obtained by Fox News, a spokesman for Southwest Airlines said, “A Southwest flight operating from Dallas Love Field safely diverted to Pensacola International Airport on Wednesday due to a dispute between two passengers traveling together. As part of the event a cell became one of the customers involved phone was broken, smoldering and was placed in a battery cover bag by flight attendants.After the two passengers left the plane in Pensacola, the flight continued to Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport.Southwest appreciates professionalism The crew and customer patience on board the flight. “