Passengers duct-taped mad man to seat after he attacked them on flight from Iceland to New York
by: Staff writer
January 05, 2013 8:09AM
A PHOTO of a drunk a man duct-taped to his seat after he attacked a woman and screamed their plane was about to crash has gone global, after a fellow passenger posted it online.
The photo was posted on Tumblr by passenger Andy Ellwood, who wrote about the incident on his own account.
They were on a New York-bound intercontinental flight from Iceland to JFK.
Ellwood recalled: "(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 man, who's remains unknown, was arrested when the plane touched down.
The man's outburst began when the plane had two hours left in the air, Icelandic news outlet Mbl.is reports.
It is understood he also spat on passengers.
IcelandAir's Vice President of Corporate Communication, Guðjón Arngrímsson, confirmed to reporters the man was acting dangerously but would not comment on the picture.
A Port Authority spokesman has confirmed that the passenger was transported to a hospital in Queens, but authorities decided not to charge him.
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