Men get into fight after Frontier Airlines flight lands at DIA

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DENVER — Two men get into a fight on a Frontier Airlines flight arriving from Phoenix to Denver International Airport.

It happened in front of a 13-year-old girl, her 6-year-old brother and their father.

The McGonigle family said it started when one passenger bumped into another as everyone stood to leave the plane.

Thirteen-year-old Maegan says heated words were exchanged, then threats of violence before the men started pushing and shoving each other with one man landing in a woman’s lap.

“He was saying he would break his face and (the other) said ‘do it,'” she said.

Maegan’s brother Jonathan said he never wants to see anything like that again.

“It makes me just like, want to jump out the window. I don’t like when people are yelling like that and saying bad words,” he said.

The Denver Police Department arrived and removed the men from the plane.

“Safety is the top priority at Frontier Airlines and we have zero tolerance for anything that threatens the security of our customers or crew,” the airline said in a statement.

Maegan says she and her brother aren’t afraid to fly in the future, but they want adults to consider one thing before stepping on any plane.

“If you get bumped by somebody with a bag, don’t yell at them, call them names. Just apologize. Walk away and everything will be fine,” she said.

The men, ages 36 and 28, received citations for public fighting and were released.

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