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A California engineer who worked for American Airlines for more than 30 years, has pleaded guilty to tampering with an aircraft, in a deal to avoid a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, according to the report.
Abdul-Majeed Nader Ahmed Alani, 60, admitted using a piece of foam rubber on the sabotage of the aircraft in the air in the module to the system — that is, reports of aircraft speed, pitch, and other flight information to the pilot — on July 17, a flight from Miami to the Bahamas with 150 passengers on board the aircraft.
“I have to admit to the debt,” he said through an Arabic interpreter at Miami’s federal court on Wednesday, according to the Miami Herald.
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Alani — who has lived in California, but have been converted to the International Airport of Miami, — prosecutors told us that he did not want to cause harm to the passengers, when he tampered with the navigation, but when he was asked if he would be with his own family on a jet, no, ” he replied, “No.”
None of the 150 passengers on the plane was injured from his attempt to sabotage it, because the plane never left the ground, authorities said.
An error message appeared as if the pilots were powering the aircraft, which caused the flight to be broken down and taken out of service for routine maintenance, according to the outlet. The passengers were moved to another plane.
Alani also told federal investigators that he turned off the system that will morning, because he was angry about how the union’s contract negotiations with the airline had come to a grinding halt. He told me that he wanted to take advantage of the extra hours of overtime for the maintenance of the aircraft, the Herald reported.
During a detention hearing in September, a federal prosecutor said Alani display of support for ISIS by making statements about it, that he would use “his power” to harm a non-Muslim, while parts of ISIS’s videos on his mobile phone.
Alani also reportedly been told to arrest, the officers had a “bad side.” He was not charged with a terrorism-related offense, according to the outlet.
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“He’s made a terrible mistake,” his attorney, Jonathan S. Meltz said Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Terrible, terrible lapse in judgement, but it doesn’t make him a terrible man.”
American Airlines jets are shown parked at their gates at Miami International Airport in Miami, April 24, 2019 at the latest. (The Associated Press)
American Airlines also issued a statement following the Alani plea deal.
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“We are grateful for the work of the FBI and the U.s. Attorney’s Office, and other government officials to resolve this matter,” the statement read. American Airlines has fully co-operated during the investigation. After that, we learned about the accusations against him, we were examining the aircraft, which Mr Alani had been done to make sure that they were safe.”
Alani, faces up to three years in prison. His sentencing is set for March 4.