Fight on a Plane – level 3

22-05-2017 07:00

At Burbank, California, passengers were disembarking from a Southwest plane when something unexpected happened; a fight broke out between two men. Someone recorded the event with a mobile phone as onlookers and crew members attempted to stop the fight. After the brawl, police arrested one of the men.

Southwest Airlines says that its flight crews have training on how to de-escalate conflict. The airline did not say what prompted the altercation.

Difficult words: disembark (leave a large vehicle such as a plane or a ship), brawl (a physical fight), de-escalate (reduce), prompt (make), altercation (a fight or an argument).

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