Passenger Restrained With Duct Tape on Miami-Bound American Airlines’ Flight

by Anthony Losanno
Rio Passenger

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An unruly American Airlines flight AA948 from Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) to Miami International Airport (MIA) found out that passengers were not going to tolerate the disturbance he caused. They restrained and duct taped the man in order to prevent the flight from diverting.

Luckily for all of the passengers onboard, the flight was not delayed and did not need to make a stop other than its intended destination. In the video, the man is shown restrained by passengers in a galley on the Boeing 777-200. He shouts “help” and “they’re killing me” in Spanish while several men hold him down. Surprisingly, Local 10 News reported that no arrests were made.

Anthony’s Take: I’m surprised that the man had to be restrained, but was not detained or arrested upon landing. I guess the other passengers got a show and an on-time arrival made this spectacle worth it.

(Featured Image Credit: Local 10 News.)

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