Report: MEA Plane Makes Emergency Landing after Fistfight On Board

A Middle East Airlines plane en route from Beirut to London made an emergency landing Wednesday at Istanbul's airport after a fistfight erupted between two passengers, a media report said.

The passenger Z. A. Sh. got into a dispute with an air hostess before assaulting her, which prompted another passenger to rise to her defense and engage in a fistfight with the first passenger, LBCI television reported.

The plane's captain then decided to land in Istanbul and police was called in to arrest the assaulter, the TV network added.

“He is being interrogated while the plane is awaiting a decision to depart Istanbul,” LBCI said.

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