Talk about crazy! Gothamist reports on a passenger from Icelandair flight 615 from Reykjavik to JFK yesterday who was tied up and gagged with duct tape by fellow passengers and crew members after becoming unruly. The passenger apparently downed a whole bottle of duty free vodka and started going crazy and spitting on the other passengers. In the end the passenger was somehow not even charged with disrupting a flight…full details below
According to a Port Authority spokesman, an “apparently intoxicated” man who was acting “in a disorderly fashion” was restrained by passengers and crew members on an Icelandair flight from Reykjavik, Iceland to JFK on Thursday afternoon. Icelandic newspaper Morgunbla?i? reports the passenger downed “a whole bottle” of duty free alcohol, and then went “subsequent crazy,” using threatening language and repeatedly spitting on people. Andy Ellwood, who snapped the below photo, has this account of the incident: Passenger drank all of his duty free liquor on the flight from Iceland to JFK yesterday. When he became unruly, (i.e. trying to choke the woman next to him and screaming the plane was going to crash), fellow passengers subdued him and tie him up for the rest of the flight. He was escorted off the flight by police when it landed. The Port Authority spokesman confirmed that the passenger, whose name has not been released, was transported to a local Queens hospital after the flight landed, but local authorities did not feel it warranted charges. They added that these types of incidents happen “once in a while, but not that often.”
Perhaps you can threaten duct taping the next time you have a smelly or annoying passenger next to you…
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