American Airlines Mechanic Gets 37 Month Prison Sentence

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American Airlines Mechanic Gets 37 Month Prison Sentence

Postby Greg on Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:54 am

An American Airlines mechanic has just been sentenced to 37 months in prison for attempting to sabotage a plane.

In September 2019, an American Airlines mechanic in Miami was charged with “willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft.”

The 60 year old mechanic, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, had been at American Airlines for over 30 years. He attempted to disable the navigation system of a plane that was supposed to carry 150 people on a flight from Miami to Nassau on July 17, 2019.

Fortunately when the pilots powered up the plane’s engines they received an error message, so they ended up returning to the gate so that the plane could be taken out of service. That’s the point at which they determined the plane had been tampered with, and security footage showed it was Alani who was behind it.

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