Video: Chaos breaks out at Fort Lauderdale Airport over Spirit Airlines flight cancellations

Chaos erupted at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 8, 2017, after Spirit Airlines canceled flights due to labor dispute involving the pilots' union. [Photo from video]
Chaos erupted at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 8, 2017, after Spirit Airlines canceled flights due to labor dispute involving the pilots' union. [Photo from video]
Published May 9 2017
Updated May 9 2017

A video captured at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Monday night shows a swarm of passengers brawling after Spirit Airlines canceled hundreds of flights.

Irate passengers can be seen shoving and pushing one another as Broward County deputies attempt to break up the fights and keep order, the Sun Sentinel reported.

According to the Associated Press, the airline has filed a lawsuit against the Airline Pilots Association, blaming it for the cancellations.

The union told CBS News that Spirit pilots weren't engaged in any job action with the airline and that Spirit's operations "have experienced significant problems over the past several days."

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