A fight between two attendants forced a Chicago-bound United Airlinesflight to return to Raleigh/Durham shortly after takeoff this morning,according to The News & Observer of Raleigh.
"Ourlaw enforcement team was notified by the tower that the captain hadrequested law enforcement to meet the aircraft," Mindy Hamlin, RDUspokeswoman, tells the News & Observer. "The aircraft had gotten about 50 miles out when he reported a possible assault on the aircraft."
Theincident comes exactly one week after a spat between attendantsdisrupted a flight on American Airlines affiliate American Eagle. Thatincident came last Wednesday (Sept. 20), with the altercation delayingthe New York-to-Washington flight by more than four hours.
As for the most recent flight attendant feud, RDU spokeswoman Hamlin tells ABC 11 of Raleigh-Durham an earlier disagreement between the two United attendants escalated when one brushed into the other - reportedly by accident.
Itwas shortly after that - according to the media reports - that thecaptain of United Flight 1214 decided to return the Boeing 737-800 toRaleigh/Durham. The flight, which departed at 6:05 a.m. ET, touched downat the airport again about 40 minutes after takeoff.
While theargument was enough to convince the captain to return, ABC 11 reports:"Investigators determined no blows were exchanged and no assault hadtaken place. There were no arrests."