American Airlines Mechanic Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani Charged with Sabotaging Plane

American Airlines mechanic Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani was arrested Thursday after sabotaging the navigation system of a flight to Nassau with 150 passengers on board.

Alani admitted on Thursday that he tampered with the controls of the flight.

The Miami Herald reported:

 

An American Airlines mechanic was arrested Thursday on a sabotage charge accusing him of disabling a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport earlier this summer.

The reason, according to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court: Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a veteran employee, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations.

None of the passengers and crew on the flight to Nassau were injured because the tampering with the so-called air data module caused an error alert as the pilots powered up the plane’s engines on the runway July 17, according to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court.

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