Southwest Airlines flight erupts in violence as passengers exchange blows

Southwest Airlines flight erupts in violence as passengers exchange blows

Rough skies continue to be the norm for airline passengers after a fistfight erupted on a Southwest Airlines flight headed to Oakland, California, on Sunday.

Video footage captured aboard the plane during a short scheduled layover in Burbank, California, shows two men exchanging blows in a row of seats, seemingly as passengers are attempting to disembark the flight.

"What is wrong with you?" a passenger can be heard asking as she rushes to break up the fight.

The incident is just the latest in a miserable series of viral incidents to take place on airplanes — a list which now includes bloodied passengers, cancelled flights and dead rabbits, according to reports.

Burbank police confirmed to CNN that one of the men involved, a 37-year-old from Lancaster, California, had been detained at the gate and later booked at the Burbank City Jail on misdemeanor battery charges. The other man, who suffered minor injuries as a result of the altercation, continued on to his destination, Southwest Airlines told the network in a statement.

In a statement obtained by CNN, Southwest Airlines thanked its employees for reacting appropriately and for preventing the altercation from escalating.

"Our employees are our everyday heroes and are trained to de-escalate conflict while delivering heartfelt hospitality on nearly 4,000 flights to nearly the half-million customers who fly Southwest every day," the statement said.