Tags: drunk | gag | icelandair | passenger

Abusive Drunk Flier Gagged and Bound by Fellow Icelandair Passengers

Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013 02:24 PM

By Dale Eisinger

If you're drinking while flying on Icelandair, keep your seatbelt fastened and your mouth shut — or you could end up in a real bind.

Video has emerged of a very drunk passenger aboard a transatlantic Icelandair flight from Reykjavik destined for JFK. The footage shows passengers covering the mouth of 46-year-old Gudmundur Karl Arthorsson with layers of tape. By the time the video picks up, Arthorsson's been strapped to his seat quite securely as he cries and moans through his gag.

An Icelandic paper first published the story, confirming with a spokesman for the airline that a passenger had been restrained for safety reasons.

Before boarding the plane, Arthorsson purchased Grand Marnier, whiskey, and schnapps at a duty free store in the airport. Multiple reports said he “downed an entire bottle” of alcohol before letting loose on passengers. The intoxicated traveler attacked several people, spitting, clawing, groping, and choking them. He also went up and down the aisles shouting that the plane was going to crash.

Apparently passengers restrained the man with tape without any protest from plane's crew.

When the plane landed at JFK, Arthorsson was taken into custody for drunk and disorderly behavior. Police took him to Jamaica Hospital where he spent the night being treated for alcohol poisoning. No charges were filed against him by federal prosecutors.

Arthorsson is an Icelandic citizen but works as a civil engineer in Trinidad and Tobago, his final destination. He travels back to Iceland often in order to see his family.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

The 2016 'Book Race': GOP Candidates Like Ben Carson, Huckabee Sell Like Hotcakes

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:50 PM

If potential Republican presidential candidates' recent book sales are a strong indication of their electability, then B . . .

Smoke on Boston Train Scares Passengers Who Bust Out Windows to Escape

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:37 PM

A commute on Boston's Red Line Thursday morning turned into chaos as smoke filled the train and passengers broke out win . . .

Seth Jackson Sentence: Foster Dad Gets 32 Months in Hot Car Death

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:50 PM

Kansas foster dad Seth Jackson was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for the July death of a 10-month-old girl who . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved