“I’ll tape your mouth shut” is usually an empty threat, but crew members and passengers weren’t bluffing Thursday when they restrained an unruly man on a flight from Iceland to New York. Passengers say the 46-year-old swore, spat and smacked them on the Iceland Air flight.
“Passenger drank all of his duty free liquor on the flight,” wrote Ellwood. “When he became unruly, i.e. trying to choke the woman next to him and screaming the plane was going to crash.” Ellwood said the picture was taken by a friend who boarded the New York-bound flight.
Iceland Air spokesperson Gudjón Arngrimsson could not confirm the authenticity of Ellwood’s photo, but did say passengers and crew members restrained a man whose behaviour was “unruly and threatening.”
Once the plane landed at John F. Kennedy Airport the disruptive man was arrested. New York’s Port Authority determined he was drunk, and sent him to hospital. No charges were laid and the passenger’s name has not been released.