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Abdul-Majeed Nader Ahmed Alani, told federal investigators he was interfered with on the American Airlines jet because he was angry about the stalled union talks; Lauren Green reports.
A federal court on Wednesday, bail is denied to a former American Airlines mechanic, was accused of the sabotage of a jetliner in July, over possible links to the Islamic State (ISIS).
U.S. Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley ordered it, Abdul-Majeed Nader Ahmed Alani, held during the Miami meeting. He has been charged with willfully damaging, destroying, or disabling any aircraft,
Prosecutors presented evidence that the Alani — a naturalized U.s. citizen in Iraq — and has a brother with potential ties to ISIS, and there is a history of statements that could damage the non-Muslims.
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She told me that he had recently sent $700 to a person in Iraq, and a video on his cell phone picture of the murders committed by ISIS militants. However, he does not disclose to the arrest of the authorities to the effect that he had traveled to Iraq at the end of March.
“It was very, very sympathetic to the terrorists,” McAliley told the Alani at the hearing. “It’s very, very disturbing.”
The court said that the Alani, the opportunity to travel to the foreign country are taken into account in its decision, ” and that “it is likely that you will be condemned.”
In this April 24 photo, American Airlines jets are shown parked at their gates at Miami International Airport in Miami, florida. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Alani’s, 60’s, and worked as a mechanic for the airline, when he allegedly tampered with a Nassau-bound Boeing 737 with 150 passengers and crew members on board at the Miami International Airport over stalled labor negotiations.
He is reported to have told the investigators of the labor dispute between the mechanics union and the airline have had a negative financial impact on him.
The prosecutor said the Alani glued to the foam in the nose of the aircraft which is disabled, and a portion is used to measure the air velocity, and other critical flight information. The pilots are detected, the matter will be before take-off, and the plane was taken to a different part of the airfield for an inspection. That is, when the problem was discovered.
The airport surveillance captured Alani works in the area of the tip of your nose. He was found by co-workers.
Alani, the public defender argued that his client, an experienced mechanic who knew of the supposed acts of sabotage that would result in the aircraft being grounded.
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“We don’t think they’re going to have to be able to prove that he willfully lives are put in danger,” said the attorney, Christian Dunham. “The plane would have been fine to fly.”
Alani was fired as a result of the incident and the Federal Aviation Administration revoked his aircraft mechanic’s certificate. He is expected to make a plea on Friday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.