The Talker: Drunk, disorderly passenger taped to airline seat - New York News

The Talker: Drunk, disorderly passenger taped to airline seat

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

What's going on up there?

In the past two days, there have been three separate incidents on airplanes.

One was captured in a photo that has claimed the early lead on "most bizarre of 2013."

A guy on an Iceland Air flight from Iceland to New York City ended up being tied up like Hannibal Lechter. Passengers held him down while the flight crew tied his hands together, his legs together, taped his mouth, and duct-taped his whole body to the seat.

Witnesses say the man—whose name has not been announced--drank an entire bottle of duty-free liquor, then went nuts spitting on passengers, choking the woman sitting next to him, and screaming that the plane was going to crash. He spent the flight's last two hours tied-up until the plane got to JFK.

Another incident happened this afternoon on a flight from Sweden to New York. Police at Newark airport were called to an incoming flight to deal with a woman said to be acting drunk and disorderly. The woman had a Swedish passport.

Case number three is the scariest of the bunch: a pilot accused of getting on a plane drunk. Kolbjorn Kristiansen, 48, was working for American Eagle Friday morning in Minneapolis. He was supposed to fly about 50 people to La Guardia airport in New York, but was arrested in the cockpit during pre-flight checks.

Some airport workers thought they smelled alcohol on Kristiansen as he waited for an elevator in the terminal. They sent officers to give a breathalyzer and the pilot failed.

So what's going on with all this? Is it stress about flying because of 9/11? Is it stress because planes and airports have gotten more jam-packed? Maybe people around airports are drinking too much or maybe it's just a coincidence three incidents happened so close together.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    God's Love We Deliver virtual bake sale for birthday cakes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:36:46 GMT
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
    God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people in the New York City area who are too sick to shop and cook for themselves. Clients also receive birthday cards that are decorated by local school students. Sometimes a cake is the only birthday gift that God's Love's clients will receive.
  • Success Academy students waiting for word on new locations

    Success Academy students waiting for word on new locations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:58:48 GMT
    The mayor's office is saying one thing. The charter schools another. It is a lot of he said, she said. The bottom line is that right now the future of three charter schools is still unclear. Jennifer Duran is afraid because she doesn't know where her two children are going to school next year. Both kids attend success academy Harlem 4, one of three charter schools that still does not have a set location. The other two charters are Success Academy Jamaica in Queens and Success Academy City Hall.
    The mayor's office is saying one thing. The charter schools another. It is a lot of he said, she said. The bottom line is that right now the future of three charter schools is still unclear. Jennifer Duran is afraid because she doesn't know where her two children are going to school next year. Both kids attend success academy Harlem 4, one of three charter schools that still does not have a set location. The other two charters are Success Academy Jamaica in Queens and Success Academy City Hall.
  • Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

    Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:33:11 GMT
    New Haven police say they have charged a Westbrook with making a hoax call in November to say an armed man was heading to shoot up Yale University.
    Police say they have charged a Connecticut man with making a call in November in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on his way to shoot up Yale University. New Haven police said Wednesday that 50-year-old Jeffrey Jones, of Westbrook, has been charged with falsely reporting an incident, threatening, reckless endangerment, misuse of the emergency 911 system and breach of peace.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices