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Moment fight breaks out in Manchester Airport ‘in row over lost luggage’

Moment fight breaks out in Manchester Airport ‘in row over lost luggage’ as two men throw punches at each other next to baggage carousel

  • The fight broke out in Terminal Two at quarter past midnight this morning
  • The KLM flight from Amsterdam had been delayed and passengers were tired
  • A member of staff told passengers no luggage had made it onto the plane 
  • Two holidaymakers shouted at him before throwing punches at each other 

A shocking video shows the moment ‘all hell broke loose’ in a fight in Manchester Airport over ‘lost luggage’ as two men threw punches at each other next to the baggage carousel. 

The incident happened at quarter past midnight this morning, Sunday September 18, in Terminal Two after the delayed 10.20pm KLM flight from Amsterdam landed in Manchester at 11.45pm. 

Passengers who were already frustrated by the delay began to viciously attack one another after they were told their luggage was still in Amsterdam by a member of staff. 

The staff member said there had been a ground staff strike at Amsterdam Airport – but passengers had thought all was well until they landed in Manchester and were waiting by the carousel to pick up their bags and go home. 

A shocking video shows the moment ‘all hell broke loose’ in a fight in Manchester Airport over ‘lost luggage’

The dramatic video shows fellow passengers desperately trying to restrain those involved - as shouts of 'stop it!' and 'enough!' can be heard

The dramatic video shows fellow passengers desperately trying to restrain those involved – as shouts of ‘stop it!’ and ‘enough!’ can be heard

The incident happened at quarter past midnight this morning, Sunday September 18, in Terminal Two after the delayed 10.20pm KLM flight from Amsterdam landed in Manchester at 11.45pm

The incident happened at quarter past midnight this morning, Sunday September 18, in Terminal Two after the delayed 10.20pm KLM flight from Amsterdam landed in Manchester at 11.45pm

The dramatic video shows fellow passengers desperately trying to restrain those involved – as shouts of ‘stop it!’ and ‘enough!’ can be heard. 

The brawl shows the two men repeatedly try to strike one another as they run through the terminal.  

Holidaymakers were handed a piece of paper telling them that ‘unforeseen operational challenges’ meant that their luggage could not be offloaded in a ‘timely manner’. 

They were given a QR code to report their lost baggage, and were told it would be delivered to their addresses – but it did not specify any timings for the return.  

The passenger who took the video – and asked to remain anonymous – told MailOnline: ‘It was a nightmare. Everyone was exhausted and getting angry. It was dramatic and people were getting scared. 

Holidaymakers were handed a piece of paper telling them that 'unforeseen operational challenges' meant that their luggage could not be offloaded in a 'timely manner' at Manchester Airport (Picture: file image)

Holidaymakers were handed a piece of paper telling them that ‘unforeseen operational challenges’ meant that their luggage could not be offloaded in a ‘timely manner’ at Manchester Airport (Picture: file image)

‘It isn’t nice to see people fighting and we were just waiting for our suitcases. 

‘All hell broke loose. There were people fighting and so people started running. It was crazy. 

‘We all had to deal with it as there was zero security or staff around to help.’

The witness said passengers had started shouting at the member of staff and accused him of lying, before they turned on each other to throw punches.  

They added that the flight was almost full, meaning that around 200 passengers were without their bags.  

The witness filming already knew their luggage hadn’t made it to the UK as their Apple AirTag said it was still at the airport in Amsterdam. 

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SOURCE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11224095/Moment-fight-breaks-Manchester-Airport-row-lost-luggage.html

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