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Unruly Passenger Duct Taped to Airline Seat

NEW YORK — An airline passenger had to be duct taped to his seat after allegedly becoming drunk and unruly during a trans-Atlantic flight.

It happened on an Icelandair flight Thursday from Reykjavik to New York.

According to witnesses, the unidentified man spit on passengers and the flight crew and was screaming that “the plane was going to crash.”

The man was “hitting, screaming and spitting at other passengers, while yelling profanities,” according to airline spokesman Michael Raucheisen, who said the passenger’s “behavior was considered to be unruly and threatening.”

“To ensure the safety of those on board, he was restrained by passengers and crew and was monitored for his own safety for the duration of the flight,” he added.

The man was arrested after the flight arrived at JFK, the airline said.

The Port Authority said the man was taken to a local hospital.

“A 46-year-old man was taken into custody last night at JFK off an Icelandic flight and then brought to the hospital because Port Authority police determined he was intoxicated,” said Ron Marsico, a spokesman for the port authority.

“He was not charged … he’s free to go.”

Icelandair confirmed the incident adding that plastic ties and tape are standard on all flights.

“This equipment is on board all our flights in case an incident like this arises,” Raucheisen said.

In a separate incidents on Friday, a woman was pulled off a plane that landed in Newark after she was accused of being drunk and abusive, according to MyFoxBoston.

Also, a pilot was pulled off of a LaGuardia bound plane when he failed a sobriety test.

by Anonymousreply 1101/04/2013

[quote]“He was not charged … he’s free to go.”

If he was HITTING and SPITTING on passengers, why would he not be charged??

by Anonymousreply 101/04/2013

That was my first reaction, R1.

by Anonymousreply 201/04/2013

Icelanders don't fuck around. Remember Bjork going through customs in Bangkok?

by Anonymousreply 301/04/2013

Talk about hard core

Here's a bigger, better picture

by Anonymousreply 401/04/2013

That's hot.

by Anonymousreply 501/04/2013

Wonder what the fee for being duct taped to your seat is.

by Anonymousreply 601/04/2013

And then there is this:

by Anonymousreply 701/04/2013

R7, were their names Edwina and Patsy by any chance?

by Anonymousreply 801/04/2013

Lucky bastard. It worked out well for him, now he has a whole row to himself.

by Anonymousreply 901/04/2013

Edwina? Smh

by Anonymousreply 1001/04/2013

"Edwina? Smh"

Edwina Margaret Rose Monsoon, is the main focus of the British Television Sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, and is portrayed by Jennifer Saunders who also wrote the series.

Edwina was born on the 6th of August 1952, and is an only child. She later changed her name to Edina and is called Eddy by nearly everybody around her. Only her Mother, and ex-husband Justin continue to call her Edwina.

by Anonymousreply 1101/04/2013
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