A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Dallas to Fort Lauderdale had to be make a pit stop Wednesday afternoon due to a scary altercation while in the air.
Passenger Katie Engleson told Local 10 a man and woman were arguing that a few seats over.
After the woman struck the guy with a cell phone, the phone began smoking,” said the Parkland resident.
“It was definitely very, very frightening,” Engleson informed the socket.
“Everyone kind of went crazy and then all of a sudden we see smoke and I heard the words ‘fire’ and then next to us there was the object literally smoking.”
The plane was diverted before eventually heading to Fort Lauderdale a few hours later, said the airline.
“A Southwest flight operating from Dallas Love Field safely diverted to Pensacola International Airport on Wednesday afternoon due to a dispute between two passengers traveling together that resulted in a broken cell phone which smoldered and was placed into a battery containment bag by our flight attendants,” Southwest A