September 8, 2005


Passenger duct-tapped on jet (Karen Abbott, September 8, 2005, Rocky Mountain News)

Jason Glen Tervort flew much of the way from Houston to Denver Tuesday night on the floor of the plane, tied up with duct tape.

Fellow passengers on Frontier Flight 147 subdued him, according to court documents, after he walked up the aisle toward the cockpit, loudly stated, "Ladies and gentlemen, I have an announcement to make. My name is Jason," and then roughed up a female flight attendant while proclaiming repeatedly, "I'm a man!" [...]

"Several male passengers exited their seats and physically restrained Tervort," court documents said. "Tervort continued yelling profanities while spitting at and biting passengers."

The male passengers tied Tervort's arms and legs with duct tape, then put him face-down on the center aisle and tied his feet to seat rails.

But you should see the looks the flight attendants give you when you do that to your kids.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 8, 2005 1:19 PM

As I have said several times since 9/11/01, thanks to the example of Flight 93 nobody is ever going to mess with a planeload of Americans ever again.

Posted by: Mike Morley at September 8, 2005 1:47 PM

I thought Tom Ridge was the duct tape

Posted by: Chris B at September 8, 2005 2:02 PM


Posted by: Mike Beversluis at September 8, 2005 2:12 PM

Another case of BDS?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at September 8, 2005 3:09 PM

Passengers need to take this to the next level. After they duct tape the punk, they need to kick his teeth in.

Posted by: AllenS at September 8, 2005 3:16 PM

Ah, another example of the miracle of duct tape -- if they had had it positioned in the right locations with emergency crews last week, they probably could have kept all those levees from breaking.

Posted by: John at September 8, 2005 3:19 PM


"Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, responding to days of debate over duct tape and plastic sheeting, on Thursday defended his new department's recommendations on how Americans can best protect themselves during terrorist attacks and promised even greater guidance in the near future.",0,6113119.story?coll=chi-news-hed


"Attorney General Ashcroft is credited with popularizing the expression that you only need two things in life, duct tape for things that move that shouldn't and WD-40 for things that don't move that should."

I believe both are correct in their application to this situation.

Posted by: Rick T. at September 8, 2005 6:02 PM

When Windows 98 came out, one reviewer called it "$90 of digital duct tape."

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 8, 2005 10:31 PM

Ashcroft is on the right track, but imcomplete. Any country boy knows that you need duct tape, WD40, bailing wire, a pair of pliers, a screw driver, a knife, a gun, and a way to start a fire in your basic kit.

Posted by: jd watson [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 9, 2005 6:39 AM