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Unruly passenger taped to seat on Icelandair flight

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A passenger who became unruly after allegedly drinking too much alcohol had to be taped to his seat on a trans-Atlantic flight, witnesses and authorities said.

A startling photo of the subdued man ended up on a blog run by New York businessman Andy Ellwood, who said he received the picture from an acquaintance who witnessed the incident.

“My friend was on the flight and he sent me the photo because we like to trade travel war stories,” Ellwood told NBC News.

His friend did not want to be identified or talk with the media, Ellwood said, but he recounted the story to him in detail.

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h/t  Merry Poppet

» 16 Comments

  1. Claudia

    January 5th, 2013

    Icelandair?

    He probably insisted that they call him by his given name.

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  2. McFartus Spontaneous

    January 5th, 2013

    Thats so sad. Alcohol, sometimes it brings the worst outta us..,, and sometimes we all get laid, I root for getting laid. Molon Labe BFH! Luv the new T

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  3. SrWoodchuck

    January 5th, 2013

    New class of airline travel: Silent Steerage

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  4. Dr. Tar

    January 5th, 2013

    They are fortunate that the flying drunk didn’t vomit and then gag on his own sick (Jimi Hendrix style).

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  5. Tim

    January 5th, 2013

    Better than beating him over the head with a pipe till he calmed down …

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  6. [...] This from I Own the World. Read the details here. Full disclaimer: I have no confirmation that the photo shows duct tape rather than some other type of tape – just to be clear, but note, they left the TV on for the man who among other behavior, allegedly tired to choke the woman sitting next to him. [...]

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  7. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 5th, 2013

    When you think you’ve had a bad day….

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  8. golfmax13

    January 5th, 2013

    That’s First Class in some of the tubs I ride in.

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  9. Moe Tom

    January 5th, 2013

    I wonder if he piss anshit hisself? Not that I give a shit.

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  10. Unruly Refugee

    January 5th, 2013

    They should have duct taped his glasses on so they could pull his hair out after they land.

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  11. About time

    January 5th, 2013

    I’m sure his relatives agreed.

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  12. ironyCurtain

    January 5th, 2013

    Same story over and over again with these drunken imbeciles. The moronic airports keep you waiting for 4 hours to get on a flight and open a bar while you wait. What can possibly go wrong?

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  13. Merry Poppet

    January 5th, 2013

    I’ve known people I’d like to do this to who weren’t even drunk on a plane. I just want them to sit down and shut up.

    Thanks, Cardigan. :)

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  14. Keep Honking I'm Reloading

    January 5th, 2013

    If he wasn’t white NBC wouldn’t be talking about it!

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  15. Redgrandma

    January 5th, 2013

    I think they should ban duty free stores. He was drinking his duty free purchases. :0

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  16. Gummint Cheese

    January 5th, 2013

    if we could just take every single Goddamned Liberal and Ron PaulBot and make them sit down and STFU while we adults run things, our country would be outta debt in no time flat and the world would be a much better place.

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