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Old March 21st, 2005, 05:47 PM
PeterL
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http://news.yahoo.com/news?
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The story don't match your subject line. They speculated that the guy who
died was on some rugby team. Nowhere did it say he was killed by rugby
team.



NEW YORK - Prosecutors are investigating the death of a man who was

subdued
by several fellow airline passengers after he became disruptive on a New
York-bound flight, a spokesman said Sunday.

William Lee was pronounced dead late Friday after he was removed from the
American Airlines flight at Kennedy International Airport. The cause of

death
had not yet been determined and was under investigation.

Lee, 48, of New York, stood up in his seat on American's Flight 4 from Los
Angeles and "loudly demanded another beer," airline spokesman Tim Smith

said.

Flight attendants asked him to wait until they reached his row, Smith

said,
but the man "got very, very belligerent and loud and disruptive and was

told
he would not be served any more alcohol."

The purser tried to calm him down, but he pushed her aside in order to get

to
the aisle, the spokesman said.

Seven other male passengers restrained Lee, who was a very large man, and
they and the flight crew put flexible handcuffs on him and put him back in
his seat, Smith said.

Lee got out of his seat again and the seven passengers held him on his

back
on the galley floor until the plane landed, Smith said. He said he had

heard
reports the men were members of a rugby team but said he couldn't yet

confirm
that.

After the landing, Port Authority police boarded the plane and

administered
CPR to Lee, who "was in some kind of distress," Smith said.



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Old March 22nd, 2005, 07:54 AM
RVerDon
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The story don't match your subject line. They speculated that the guy who
died was on some rugby team. Nowhere did it say he was killed by rugby
team.

I understood the story to say he was restrained by members of a rugby team,
not that he was a member of a rugby team.

Don


 




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