Sun, Aug 26, 2007
Passengers Subdue Man With Duct Tape, Seatbelt
Argh! For the last time: you should
not attempt to open the cabin door of a commercial airliner while
inflight... OK? Not only is it next to impossible to do so, but
you'll also attract the ire -- and probably the fists -- from your
fellow passengers during the attempt.
One passenger onboard a Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to
New York reportedly learned this lesson the hard way Saturday
morning, after he tried to open a door while the Airbus A319 was at
Passengers and crew onboard Flight 519 promptly subdued the
unnamed man, and lashed him to his seat with duct tape. Denver, CO
television station KUSA-9 reports the crew also used a lap belt
extender to further restain the man, just for good measure.
Even after all that, the man continued to cause trouble for the
128 passengers and five crew onboard the plane, according to
passenger Bobby Vigil.
"The whole rest of the flight, all the way in, he was yelling
and trying to bite the tape, and they ended up restraining him with
an extra lap belt," said Vigil.
Frontier spokesman Joe Hodas said police and Transportation
Security Administration officials met the flight after it landed at
LaGuardia just before 0600 local time. The man was then taken into
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