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American Airlines Mechanic Appears in Federal Court on Plane Sabotage Charge

An American Airlines mechanic appeared in federal court Friday afternoon accused of sabotaging a plane at Miami International Airport over stalled union contract negotiations.

According to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted that he tampered with a crucial navigation system on a plane that was about to fly 150 people to Nassau in the Bahamas on July 17. He said he did it so he could collect overtime work.

Pilots aborted the flight when they saw an error message for a system that tracks speed, nose direction and other critical flight information.

Read more at CBS Miami

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