Port Authority police officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City had to intervene after a fight broke out on a Delta flight that was delayed around eight hours on Thursday.
One passenger, Juan Andres Ahmad, tweeted that the pilot had “no idea” where the ground crew was and while the passengers waited they weren’t given food or water, Fox 5 New York reported.
Delta said no passengers were removed from the flight, which finally left for Miami eight hours behind schedule, FOX 5 reported. A Delta spokesperson said, “Customers were offered both water and snack service while on the tarmac and were also offered the chance to take a bus back to the terminal given the plane was parked on a remote pad for quite some time.”
👇🏼A small sample of the increasing chaos happening right now aboard Miami -bound Delta 2385.
It’s sitting on the tarmac at JFK for 8hrs now (!)… passengers kept onboard with no clear info and now armed officers responding to a fight…@Delta ? Response? pic.twitter.com/UgHhmGMJ59
— Glenna Milberg (@GlennaWPLG) August 16, 2019
@Delta 8 HOURS and counting. Captain had “no idea” where the ground crew was. Parked in a “remote gate” in JFK. No food, no water. A fight broke out, police was called. A NIGHTMARE. @nytimes @ABC pic.twitter.com/iUHjZqofy8
— Juan Andres Ahmad (@juanchi72) August 16, 2019