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Delta flight attendants’ ‘flying fists’ divert plane
By TAD VEZNER | tvezner@pioneerpress.com
February 1, 2016 | UPDATED: 20 hours ago

A Delta flight to the Twin Cities was diverted after two flight attendants got in a fist fight and another woman was struck while attempting to intervene.

The incident occurred Jan. 22 on Flight 2598 from Los Angeles when the plane was in the vicinity of Salt Lake City, according to the Aviation Herald. The captain diverted the plane to Salt Lake City, where it was grounded for about an hour and a half, and three members of the cabin crew were removed.

The plane arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport 75 minutes late.

The two female flight attendants were arguing over “work issues,” the Herald said, when “a third lady trying to calm the other two down was hit by the flying fists.”

Upon landing, Delta gave a letter of apology to passengers stating “some of our team members did not display their best behavior. We expect our flight crew to be nothing but courteous and professional at all times and what you experienced was far from that.”

In a media statement Monday, Delta again apologized to customers for “an altercation involving two flight attendants on board. The actions of these crew members in no way reflect the values and professionalism we expect from all of our employees.”

Delta officials refused to comment on whether the attendants had been charged or disciplined or if they were still working for the company.

A Salt Lake City airport spokeswoman said that there was no report that police were called.

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