Icelandair To Sue Refugees For Damages - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandair To Sue Refugees For Damages

Published July 24, 2012

Icelandair is planning to seek damages awarded to them from two refugees who managed to stow away on a flight but were caught before it took off.
As reported, two asylum seekers from the Fit Hostel in Keflavík managed to board an Icelandair plane bound for Denmark, but were discovered before the plane took off. The two had somehow managed to board the plane bound for Copenhagen, and locked themselves in the toilet. During a routine inspection before boarding, the toilet was found locked, and security was called to the scene. The two young men were apprehended and taken into police custody, where they remain.
The arrest raised concerns about security levels at Icelandair, and a thorough review of security measures was conducted. Isavia, the company which owns the airport, found that nothing unusual was noted in how security measures were conducted. They believe the two stowaways were very well organised in their attempt, and Isavia say they are taking the matter very seriously.
Vísir now reports that Icelandair is planning on suing the two refugees for damages incurred by having to delay the flight by four hours.
The refugees are alleged to have previously tried to board an Eimskip cargo ship on its way to the US, but were caught. The two will reportedly be deported, although there is no word as to where they will be sent.


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