A Spirit Airlines Fight was captured on video as passengers brawled after multiple Spirit Airlines flights were canceled at a Florida airport on Monday.
Police were called to the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after several passengers became angry, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
“There were several people there that were upset,” the department’s spokeswoman Gina Carter told ABC News on Monday. “We were called in to just make sure that things were kept from getting very unruly.”
Spirit, a Florida-based discount airline, blamed the chaos on a canceled flights as a result of labor negotiations with its pilots.
“We are shocked and saddened to see the videos of what took place at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport this evening,” the company said in a statement Monday. “This is a result of unlawful labor activity by some Spirit pilots designed to disrupt Spirit operations for our customers by canceling multiple flights across our network.”
Spirit said it filed a federal lawsuit against the Airline Pilots Association, which it accused of intentionally disrupting operations, sub sequentially leading to hundreds of canceled flights.