Fist fight breaks out moments after American Airlines flight lands as passengers brawl over reclined seat that got stuck

THIS is the shocking moment a fight broke out between passengers on an American Airlines flight moments after it landed.

The brawl between two men is thought to have broken out over a reclined seat that got stuck.

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The man on the right is seen throwing a punch at a man in a red and white striped t-shirt, who is obscured in this picture[/caption]

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The man in the striped t-shirt is then seen hitting the man in the white top[/caption]

Cops were called at 4.21pm Sunday to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, where the two men were throwing punches on a plane parked at the gate.

The video footage shows the two men exchanging blows while passengers and flight crew try to intervene.

Desperate calls to “clear the aisle” and “return to your seats immediately” can be heard over the tannoy.

A passenger can also be heard repeating the phrase: “Stop, it’s not worth it.”

According to witnesses, speaking to KEYE News, the plane was returning to Austin, Texas, from New Orleans, when a war of words broke out between the two men over a seat that was stuck in the reclined position.

One passenger, who was not identified, said: “When the plane finally landed in Austin and the seatbelt sign was turned off, both men jumped up and physically started fighting each other.”

Police were called onto the plane to escort the men off the plane and confirmed both had been detained.

It is unclear if either was arrested.

American Airlines said in a comment: “Law enforcement were requested to meet American Eagle flight 4698, operated by Republic Airways, after arriving to Austin (AUS) from New Orleans (MSY) due to an altercation between passengers.”

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The man in the striped top is seen continuing to punch the other man[/caption]

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At the start of the footage the two men are seen arguing before trading punches[/caption]

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