Out Of Box Story- United Airlines flight Bound for Ghana Returns after Passengers Brawl

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Two people turned a United Airlines plane bound for Ghana into a boxing arena after a fistfight in the cabin. You can read more about how the ‘bout’ started (and who won it). It was not stated whether any of the passengers was from Ghana.

I have attached some of the comments people made about Ghana (from Yahoo and New York Daily News) under the same article. Many people don’t even know the location of Ghana.

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The skies weren’t so friendly for two brawling passengers on a United Airlines flight.

Air Force fighter jets were scrambled and the Ghana-bound plane returned to Dulles International Airport after the Sunday night fight aboard United Flight 990.

The cause of the punch-up shortly after takeoff: A seat reclined too far into the personal space of a fellow passenger, according to The Washington Post.

The flier in the offending seat was smacked in the head over his travel transgression, setting off a fistfight between the two, the Post said.

The pilot opted to take the 10:44 p.m. flight, with its 144 passengers, back to Dulles rather than continue with the 11-hour trip to Accra, Ghana.

At one point, the pilot informed the tower of his plans – and was asked if the main combatant was under control.

“Negative,” the pilot says calmly. “The passenger is not secured at this time. The passenger has settled down though, but an assault has taken place. But at this time he is not secured.”

The report of the mid-air assault led federal officials to send a pair of F-16 fighter jets to escort the United flight back to the airport in suburban Virginia.

“They were just following typical procedures when you have disturbances,” said U.S. Navy Lt. Commander William Lewis, spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Police greeted the battling passengers when they arrived back to Dulles shortly after midnight. Neither passenger was injured, and no arrests were made.

All the passengers eventually left Monday morning on their trip for Africa.

Click here to read some of the comments people made about Ghana

Source:  New York Times

 



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  1. i read somewhere that one of the passenger was nigerian who was sitting in front of the ghanaian and he cause the fight because his seat was pulled back making the ghanaian person unable to move so they started fighting so it was not Ghanaians but both Ghanaians and Nigerian passengers 

  2. In resp to e comments attached, some pple can be so silly. And they say blacks are monkeys and illiterates. In this modern world, where you can find any info on e net! Racism still exists and it wont go away soon.two of them said Ghana is in South America lol its not only south America its e south pole.

    1. @Daniel, i got so mad hearing guy calling us dirty..my room mate her in boston is a white guy and he doesnt take his bath wen the weather is cold,it could weeks.guys what? His girlfrnd stayed with us 4 3days and she didnt bath at all

      1. @nel, and @Daniel…the level of ignorance is annoying and amusing at the same time.I don’t know about other countries but in America,they level of ignorance is EXTREMELY high!.You just need to laugh at some of it sometimes….u knw what is true or not.

        1. @lesbos, bt other times…it turns irritating and annoying and you just feel like smashing the person’s face….smh

    2. @Daniel,That ignorant bastard can keep on wallowing in his closed mindedness and stupidity. Go to rural areas in Georgia, Texas, Alabama, North and South Carolina and you see REAL filth.  He has no idea what he’s talking about. 

      1. @ghallday, Ooo.. 3na woka no sei….They act like their sh*t don’t stink(pardon ma french…lol)

  3. Yep…fight! smh…i bet d one who caused it refused to see reason in movin forward a bit and d offended jst had to smack him on d head!!..tweaaa..if it was ghairways i doubt if itd survive any news story at all..

  4. Well if sumone refuse to see reason wen spoken politely to n still makin u very uncomfortabl .wat u gon do?…lol..smh..

  5. Ei ghanaians,our deeds shall b known everywhere..ba I agree tho if u gon b in such tightness for 11 hrs diaaa,u gotta do sumthg abt it tho..n dey both decided to fight..lol

    1. @cic, it wasn’t really necessary to say that about ghanains u know. first, the nationality of the two people involved was not disclosed. second, this is not ghana airways for us to predict that passengers were mainy ghanaians. if you follow the route of united airlines closely, they mainly fly to accra, ghana, and then continue to lagos, nigeria. the news said ghana because, yes, it was heading there first. so you see, the flight probably had both nigerian and ghanaian passengers since it will continue later on to lagos, nigeria. we need to view things from different perspactive. judging from the fact that the two involved were ghanains just because the flight was heading to ghana is quite shallow, i think.

  6. YOU RIGHT MIYAGI, MY SMALL BRO WAS ON THE FLIGHT AND THATS EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID, WHEN HE CALLED US THAT THE FLIGHT WAS ESCORTED BK TO WASHINGTON, HE ALSO SAID THE NIGERIAHATN WAS RUDE AND SHOUTING ONT OP OF HIS VOICE EVEN WHEN THE GHANAIAN WAS QUITE AND THAT IS WHAT PROMPTED THE FLIGHT TO RETURN CAUSE HE WAS MAKING SOME SERIOUS COMMENTS LIKE WHEN THEY SAID THEY WILL DROP HIM OFF AT THE NEAREST AIRPORT, HE SAID LIKE SOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN TO EVERYBODY

  7. Hehehehehe as3m oooo. Sometimes people will be standing in the aisle having loud conversations like they are in their house. Oh my fellow ghanaians. Friendly utterances to full  blows. 

  8. If it is other people or countries you will hear them talking nonsense,uncivilised ugliest African country.The story will soon be changed in the next few hours either they turn it to be Nigerians or any other country.I hate Ghanaians with passion you are irritating me with your dirty black chacoal skin and ungly faces.More shocking news will soon be heard about Ghanaians.

  9. Naija rule Africa we run things things don`t we.Africa is in our palms we are the king of this continent whether you like it or not.We don`t fight in the airplane we own it or chatter it.We are too big to fight in a flight we owns flights and airports.The London Gatwick international airport belongs to our own blood brother a full Naija blood Mr.Ogunlesi,a Yoruba business man based in the usa so tell me what you got you have nothing and your country is just like Lagos alone the size and population.

    Ugly bastard.

    1. @jojo, here you are talking about the achievement of “a full Naija blood”. what have YOU achieved in your life?

      i agree with you that your country is big and also very very densely populated, no wonder you ppl migrate to GH. Tell your ppl to stay in their big country and leave our small country alone.

    2. @jojo, You are only stupid but also a useless boy 
      You sound like a a rejected person in a family trying to lay your anger on another person you wish you where Ghanaian Big fool for all this you said I put it to you, you must be a poor boy a useless fool that was delivered by  mistake agowo tupiakwa gi amu oloshe gi na ara mkpuru amu you mumu pass yourself  Buruku 

  10. @jojo re u not ashamed? The whole world knows nigerians re fraud and corrupt, so who re u deceiving? Small country like Ghana can voice out and can be heard accross the world, large population nigerians is trying to voice out but stll cannot be heard, sorry 4 sm nigerians, but yr man here is an illiterate fool. Read abt yr country and compare to our small and c who rules in west Africa.

  11. Lol. Dont mind him. They say we are not educated n are illiterates but they are rather makin uncouth statements abt where they havent been to. ‘GHANA is in South America and is a muslim country’ lol. yeah rite. Just google the thing o even me i dey google if i no no.

  12. Ghanaians were our slaves when I was growing up until the military regime at that time chased them out of our country that led to the popular name Ghana must go.But Nigerians that came to Ghana came as kings and they live very big richer than Ghanaians in their own country shame on you ugly idiots I hate you people.We rule the whole of Africa nobody is talking.All the big banks in your country belongs to Nigerians even the telecomunication companies then what have you black monkeys.Look at Nigerians can you compare the beautiful skin and intelligent to your dull brain.

    1. so y r u on a ghanaian website? no matter hw much u diss ghana u r not better than us nor r we better than u….. u hv ur strength nd weakness like every other country.
      what kind of respect and treatment will u get from foreign countries when u cant even respect the ones close to u.
      say wat u may but trying to degrade a country so dat was seems better is wrong… it bad enuf that most of the ignorant whites classify blacks as monkeys but from a fellow black….not good 

    2. @jojo, what school did you attend you call us black monkey so what are nigerians your so said just because your yellow Jojo I know who you are and trust me with all those spots on your face even Freddy Krueger looks more beautiful than you I got a roll for you in “Nightmare on Ugly Street in nigeria” idiot

  13. Fellow Ghanaians dnt mind these foolish Nigerians who have succeeded in spoiling their own country and are seeking a better life in Gh.